We believe that all members of our community have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
Discrimination and hate crime are never okay. We want you to feel that you can talk to us about these issues, and access our support if you are affected.
Discrimination looks different for different people, and can make you feel excluded or ‘other’. Unlawful discrimination is when an individual or group of people is treated less favourably than others based on their age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership (in employment), pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.
Types of discrimination
Hate incidents are acts of hostility or violence motivates by prejudice based on disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity. When hate incidents break the law, they are known as hate crimes.
Examples of hate incidents
Examples of hate crime
Unlawful discrimination, hate incidents and crimes is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and harassment and bullying are both unacceptable under the University’s Rules, Regulations and Procedures for students which includes more in depth definitions and examples.
If you're not sure that discrimination or hate crimes describe the behaviours that you have experienced, it may be helpful to read the page on Bullying and Harassment.
The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all ARU students and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.Find out more