What is Tell Me?
If you experience hate-crime whilst at university, we want you to feel safe to report it and then be supported afterwards. Tell Me is your tool for achieving that. This email services acts not only as advice and support for students but also a third-party reporting centre for hate crimes.
The term hate-crime indicates any incident which may have caused alarm or distress, as well as cases of harassment or any issue that may have left you feeling concerned, isolated or unsafe. Furthermore, you do not have to be the victim of the crime to report it. If you have concerns for a fellow student or staff member, then you can also email Tell Me to disclose the issue.
What happens when I email Tell Me?
- When a student sends an email, they get an automatic triage response letting them know about the different support services and local charities that can help. This means that even at 3am, a reply comes through offering support and allowing students to seek further action if they wish.
- From there, email and response are treated on a case-by-case basis, with individual support being offered in an initial email conversation.
- There is then the option of having a one-to-one meeting with a member of staff.
Student Support Services take the lead on this, with the SU Welfare & Inclusivity President feeding in to all conversations that happen. The service will also act as a third party reporting centre for hate crimes, meaning that we can feed back to the police for students, to alert them to incidents that have happened. This way we can fight back against hate and abuse together, as advocates and supportive friends.
Who can use this service?
- Any member of our student community
- Any member of staff
This is your service designed to support you. So please, Tell Me.
Click here for a list of additional help services and urgent contact numbers.
Need advice and support for a hate-crime? Email Tellme@thesu.org.uk.