If you think you or someone you know has experienced racism, there is a variety of support options available to both students and staff.

The Mediation Service.
 The University's Mediation Service offers an alternative dispute resolution approach; it is confidential and can help resolve a disagreement or conflict, with a colleague in the work place or a fellow student. You can access the mediation service by contacting studentsupport@brunel.ac.uk

Support for students

 Your Tutor
 If you are a student you can talk to your tutor.

 A member of your Taught Programmes Office
If you are a student you can talk to a member of the TPO.

 Student Support and Welfare Team
 This team can provide welfare and wellbeing advice and guidance as well as signposting to internal and external service. You can also book appointments with the Counselling and Mental Wellbeing Service through this team.

Extenuating Circumstances
 If you feel your studies have been affected by what has happened you can consider applying for extenuating circumstances. Your Tutor or Taught Programmes Office (TPO) will be able to provide more information.

Visit the Meeting House on campus to speak with a chaplain.

Support for staff

  • Equality and Diversity Team- EDI@brunel.ac.uk
  • Human Resources Business Partner. If you are a member of staff or manager your HR business partner will be able to identify the support that is available for you. 
  • Trade Unions. Three trade unions represent staff at the University Unison, Unite and UCU.
  • Line manager
  • Staff network representatives-Your support network (brunel.ac.uk)

External sources of support

 Citizens Advice provides some useful information on the different types of harassment and hate crime people may experience including racism.

 Victim Support. When you report a crime to the police, they should automatically ask you if you would like help from an organisation like Victim Support. But anyone affected by crime can contact them directly  – you don’t need to talk to the police to get Victim Support help.

National Bullying Helpline provides help and advice related to bullying or harassment at school / work - www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk

Show Racism the Red Card provides training and resources to tackle racism.

Stand Against Racism and Inequality provides support for people who have been victims of attacks including racism


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