Being subjected to racial abuse or harassment is distressing and you should ensure you can confide in someone you trust. In addition to using the incident report form for this project, there are a range of support services available to you from student groups, the University, unions and charities.

Student Services

College BME Officers

Most Colleges have a dedicated BME Officer who you can turn to for support and advice. They will be able to lend an ear and direct you towards any further support that you may need.

BME Campaign (Cambridge University Students' Union)

The Black and Minority Ethnic Campaign (BMEC) exists to voice the concerns, address the issues, cater to the needs of, and improve the educational and social environment for Ethnic Minority Students in Cambridge at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Black Advisory Hub

The Black Advisory Hub has been established to help build a diverse and inclusive community for all students and staff members at the University of Cambridge as part of the institutional action to improve Black students' outcomes at Cambridge.

FLY (Freedom Loving You)

FLY is Cambridge University's network and forum for women and non-binary people of colour. You can find out more on their website and facebook.


University Services

Race Equality website

The Race Equality website provides details of help and support available to students and staff who have suffered racial harassment or racial discrimination in any form.

Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service (UCS) provides free counselling for students and employees of the University and have trained BME counselllors. Contact UCS on 01223 332865 or

Advice Service

The Students' Unions' Advice Service (SUAS) offers free, confidential and independent support and advice to all Cambridge University students.​ Contact SUAS on 01223 746999 or

Mental Health Advisors

The Mental Health Advisors (MHAs) offer a range of interventions to students experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

External Services

Cambridge University and College Union (UCU)

Cambridge UCU offers advice and support to members of staff and is able to provide Union representatives at disciplinary hearings and similar meetings. Contact UCU on 01223 764944 or email

Cambridge Samaritans

Cambridge Samaritans exists to provide confidential emotional support to people in distress or despair. Their helplines are open 24/7 and you can speak to someone who is trained to listen, without judgement or pressure, and help you work through what's on your mind.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

You might also choose to report a hate crime to the Police or to another hate-crime reporting charity.



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