In order for students to succeed they need to feel safe, healthy, and part of a tolerant, inclusive academic community.
Our universities are places in which diversity - of people, opinions, and beliefs - can and does thrive. But we know - because they tell us - that too many students feel unsafe and unsupported during their time in higher education.
Too many students suffer prejudice, discrimination, harassment and violence on account of their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith or disability, and too many are victims of hate crime.
Following the publication of the Universities UK (UUK) Harassment Taskforce’s report ‘Changing the Culture’, the Office for Students has been working with universities and colleges to support the development of good practice to safeguard students on campus.
Our work currently focuses on tackling:
- sexual violence
- hate crime
- online harassment.