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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Mental Health Advisors
The Mental Health Advisors (MHAs) offer a range of interventions to students experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might also choose to report a hate crime to the Police or to another hate-crime reporting charity.