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Glyndŵr Campaign To Stamp Out Discrimination

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Sep 5th, 2011.

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Glyndŵr University and North Wales Police are stepping up their efforts to stamp out discrimination and hate crimes targeted at students.

Students are being given the opportunity to confidentially report incidents of discrimination or hate crimes to the Students Guild as part of the Speak Out campaign.

The campaign will focus on incidents of cultural intolerance, homophobia, sexual harassment, bullying, ageism, disability discrimination and physical abuse and is part of a wider initiative led by the university to show students such crimes will not be tolerated.

It also aims to inform students of the support facilities that are on offer to them within the university and wider community.

The guild will work in partnership with North Wales Police, the University of Wales and the National Union of Students (NUS).

The collaborative approach will be used to provide a comprehensive support network for students who have been victims of crimes.

Adam Fuller, president of the Glyndwr Guild of Students, said: “Speak Out is growing. We aim for anyone who suffers any kind of violence to feel confident they can talk to the police and we can assist them in the process.

“We understand this can be an incredibly hard thing to do and we want students to know it is safe to come and talk to us.”

President of NUS Wales Luke Young said: “The joint partnership is helping protect some of the most vulnerable in our communities from victimisation.

“The campaign shows the real impact students are having in challenging hate crime. This is an initiative which will continue to provide help to those when they need it most.”

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