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No Space for Hate

No Space for Hate

No Space for Hate is our commitment to challenge inappropriate behaviours and provide practical support to students who are victims, survivors or witnesses of hate or harassment.

Working together, DMU and De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) have developed No Space for Hate, a new approach towards dealing with incidents of hate and harassment. This comprises of a new policy, website, anonymous reporting tool, a specialised service which outlines support and reporting options, specialist staff within Security and new mandatory training for staff involved in the disciplinary process. 

No Space for Hate is part of our commitment to challenge inappropriate behaviours and provide practical support to students who are victims or witnesses of hate or harassment.  

DMU is a diverse institution, and we want to continue to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all students and staff. 

How to access information and support

If you have been a victim or a witness to an incident and require urgent support now please call 999.  

To speak to a member of the No Space for Hate team you can call them 0116 207 8309 and then press option 3 or email them nsfh@dmu.ac.uk. The team offer advice around wellbeing, reporting, academic support and much more. 

These will be monitored Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5pm. Outside of this time you can contact the Security Team: 0116 257 7642. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

We have a relationship with Victim First, which also has support options you can access Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. Their caseworkers offer free, confidential and independent advice and tailored support to meet your needs. You can contact them via webchat, phone 0800 953 9595 or email support@victimfirst.pnn.giv.uk.   

 Student Space have recently announced several new national support options for students from diverse backgrounds including Black students, Muslim students, Punjabi students, Trans students and working class students which DMU students can access. Support is available via text, phone, email or webchat for issues including money, mental health, study, housing, relationships and more. Click on the links below or visit the Student Space website for more information.

Anonymous reporting 

We understand not everyone will want to formally report their experiences which is why we have developed this anonymous form. The university will not be able to investigate any reports received via this form, however you telling us about what has happened helps us monitor the prevalence and type of issues DMU students are experiencing in order that we can make better use of resources available and ensure that our training programmes and initiatives are being targeted to the appropriate areas.