NUS has published an executive summary to a new report looking at the impact of hate crimes and incidents in further and higher education. ‘No Place for Hate’ explores how hate crime affects lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students.
It can be downloaded here
The report contains some distressing finds. Nearly one in three lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) students said they had experienced at least one hate incident related to their sexual orientation during their current studies.
Even more shockingly, almost half of trans students (45 per cent) had experienced hate incidents motivated by prejudice against their gender identity.
Vigil against Hate Crime
The results of the NUS report are particularly pertinent as tonight people will gather in Trafalgar Square and across the world to hold candle-lit vigils against hate crime.
NUS LGBT Officer, Vicki Baars, will speak at the Trafalgar Square vigil that will take place between 7.30pm and 9pm (Fri 28 October). Those who gather in London will hold a two minute silence to remember people affected by hate crime.
Further NUS research into hate crime
The full version of this report will be available from NUS Connect soon. It is one of a series of four reports by NUS, which explore the extent and nature of hate incidents among students across the UK.
The other three reports focus on disabled students, Black students and students with a religion or belief. They will all be available from www.nusconnect.org.uk/resources