Hate Crime Support

We encourage all students to report their experiences of any hate incidents or hate crimes they have at university. We are committed to making the university a safe and welcoming space for all students.

Welfare Advisers

You can talk to one of the University Welfare Advisers to find out more about the support available both within and outside of the University. Report to an adviser and a Welfare Adviser will contact you to offer you an appointment.

Wellbeing Support

You can get emotional and psychological support from the University Wellbeing Team who are in the Holgate Student Centre and operate a service Monday-Friday within usual office hours. Appointments can be booked at the student information desk or by contacting wellbeing@yorksj.ac.uk or call 01904 876477.

Student Union Support

You can talk to any of your presidents in the Students' Union. You can contact the President of Welfare and Diversity at the Student Union by calling in to see her in the Student Union building.

Local Police Support

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO); whom at present is Claire Viney (collar number 3642). You can contact her through the police non-emergency number: 101

If you are in immediate danger, phone 999.

International Student Support

You can contact international student support by emailing iss@yorksj.ac.uk

If you are unsure about what to do and wish to discuss your options you can contact Victim Support. 
Get support online - see VS website

 Further Support
  • Supporting Victims; for support if you think you are a victim of hate crime in North Yorkshire Tel: 01609 643100
  • True Vision provides information on reporting hate crime. If you do not wish to talk to anyone in person about the incident or wish to remain anonymous, there is an online form for reporting hate crime; you can report non-crime hate incidents to the police to try and prevent any escalation.
  • TELL MAMA supports victims of anti-Muslim hate 
  • Community Security Trust supports victims of antisemitism
  • York LGBT Forum has information and advice specific to hate crimes targeted at LGBT individuals.They also have the details of linked police officers. 
  • Helplines: it can be helpful to speak to someone on an anonymous basis and the following helplines allow you to do this: 
    • Samaritans Tel: 116 123 jo@samaritans.org or 
    • Nightline Tel: 01904 323735 listening@york.nightline.ac.uk 8.00pm – 8.00am during York University’s term time.
  • Citizens Advice York provides some useful information on the different types of harassment and hate crime people may experience including hate crime based on disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender status and sexual harassment.

There are two ways you can tell us what happened