To coincide with International Day Against Hate Crime on 23 October, NUS has launched a survey exploring students’ knowledge, understanding, and experiences of prejudiced or bias-motivated incidents – more commonly known as ‘hate’ crime or 'hate' incidents. This research will help us to understand, respond to, and prevent hate on campuses.
Regardless of whether or not you believe you have been a victim of a hate crime or hate incident, you answers will help us to understand the extent and nature of these occurrences. As a thank you for their time and participation, all respondents will be entered into a prize draw for £250 cash.
The project, funded by the Home Office, is the first ever research into the prevalence of hate crimes amongst students in the UK and will help us capture an accurate picture of this issue, providing an evidence-base for NUS to campaign on behalf of students against hate crime activity.
The Welfare Campaign will be launching a research report in May 2011, detailing our findings, and making recommendations for changes to ensure better support for those who have experienced hate incidents and crimes, as well as strategies for preventing these occurrences.