University receives share of funding to help prevent hate crime across UK campuses


Date: 31st Oct 2017

Buckinghamshire New University has successfully secured £44,500 from the Higher Education Funding for Council (HEFCE) to fund a project that aims to better understand the reasons for hate crime and online harassment on University campuses.

The project is one of 40 initiatives to be awarded grants totalling £1.8 million from HEFCE's Catalyst Fund to help improve responses to hate crime and online harassment on campus.

University staff and academics will work in partnership with Bucks Students' Union on the HEFCE funded project, raising awareness and highlighting the support that is available to students, backed up by a new training programme for students and staff and updated reporting systems.

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Lauren O’Shea, Vice President Education & Welfare at Bucks Students' Union, said: "We will work together with the University to raise awareness and develop training to make our campuses even safer for students. Our #NeverOK campaign to prevent sexual harassment has run successfully over the past two years and we will encourage students to get involved in this important new initiative.”


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