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News: Racism and Hate

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I’m sure, like me, you will have been appalled by the shock­ing and trag­ic death of George Floyd in Min­neapo­lis on 25 May and the sub­se­quent protests around the world are unset­tling and may make some of us feel scared and anx­ious about the way in which the world is developing.

We under­stand that some staff and stu­dents may have attend­ed the protests in Not­ting­ham over the week­end. If you do decide to attend pub­lic gath­er­ings, please do so peace­ful­ly and respect­ful­ly and remem­ber to stay safe and legal with­in social dis­tanc­ing guidelines.

I want to reas­sure you that Racism or any form of hate is not, and will nev­er be, tol­er­at­ed here, at Not­ting­ham College.

I believe that every stu­dent and col­league has the right to enjoy their time at Col­lege free from any sort of sys­tem­at­ic phys­i­cal or psy­cho­log­i­cal abuse. I want all of you to be and feel safe.

If at any point you don’t then tell some­one. Stu­dents can find infor­ma­tion about who to talk to on Stu­dent­Net and col­leagues can refer to StaffNet for more details.

All report­ed cas­es of racism and repeat­ed hurt­ful behav­iour will be inves­ti­gat­ed, being sen­si­tive to all par­ties. If found to be seri­ous and/​or pro­longed then all con­cerned will be inter­viewed, an account of the inci­dent record­ed and action will be tak­en, fol­low­ing the Stu­dent Dis­ci­pli­nary process. A safe place and sup­port will be offered to stu­dents who feel vulnerable. 

There are also some local and nation­al resources which you can use too, 

And some spe­cif­ic resources of par­tic­u­lar rel­e­vance to our BAME stu­dents at this time are: 

I can’t say it strong­ly or often enough, here at Not­ting­ham Col­lege we are one team and racism or any form of hate is not tol­er­at­ed here. 

John van de Laarschot
Chief Exec­u­tive Officer

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  • 9th June 2020 (8:28 AM)
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