Current incidents


Protest on campus

A protest is currently taking place outside the Students’ Union building on the concourse. The protest relates to the ongoing situation in Gaza, and similar protests are taking place at other universities across the country.

We respect the right of our students to protest peacefully and within the law, and all University acitivity, including teaching, continues as normal.

We continue to monitor the situation and will keep this page updated.

While we encourage and support the right to freedom of speech, it is important to reiterate that freedom of speech is never an excuse for bullying, harassment, discrimination, or any other act prohibited by law, and the University will not tolerate any instances of such behaviour. 

If you experience or witness any incidents, please report them straight away. You can do so via Report and Support, either anonymously or using your name. 

You can also report an incident on the SafeZone app.

Alternatively, you can contact Security Services directly:

Israel Gaza conflict

Information and support for those affected by the Israel Gaza conflict

Safety and security on campus

We continue to work closely with the police and security advisers to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community of staff and students.

We keep our procedures and practices under continual review in the light of local and national guidance.

While we have not been advised of any further security measures at this time, we will be closely consulting with relevant bodies and preparing in readiness for any further actions that may be needed.

We will also continue to work closely with our Students’ Union, multi-faith chaplaincy and other groups who share our common and unwavering commitment to the values of community cohesion, tolerance and respect.


In the unlikely event of a safety threat, such as a terrorist attack, remember to RUN HIDE TELL

Whilst there are no specific threats to the University, the UK’s national threat level is 'substantial'. It is important to be prepared and know how to protect yourself if the need arises.

Student online support - hate crime

Guidance and information for students on what hate crime is and how to report it.

Information for students: reporting hate crime web pages

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