Report and Support cannot provide an immediate response to urgent concerns or ongoing incidents. If there is an immediate risk of serious harm to you or anyone else please call the emergency services on 999 (to call from a University extension dial 9999). Please also notify the University’s Security and Response Team on 01334 46 8999 (to call from a University extension dial 8999). In any other circumstances that require an immediate response, you should call the University’s Security and Response Team on 01334 46 8999. 

To report a Covid-19 incident (for example, if someone persists in breaking the rules or fails to respect community members), visit the Report Covid-19 issues web page.
Students coming forward to disclose or report any form of abuse or assault, including bullying and harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct or hate crime will not face University disciplinary action for having breached Covid-19 health and safety guidelines. No University disciplinary action will be taken in relation to breaches of Covid-19 health and safety guidelines which are disclosed by students in the process of providing information to the University for the purposes of contact tracing. 

It takes courage to disclose experiences of racism. Everyone who has experienced this deserves to be listened to, supported and believed. Your safety and wellbeing are the most important things right now. You are not alone and what has happened is not your fault. 

Report to the University

 Use the Report and Support system to report a racist incident to the University of St Andrews. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from an adviser
 Staff members can also report to: 

External reporting options 

  •  Call 101 for non-emergencies (call 999 for emergencies). 
  • Go to your local police station. The St Andrews police station Is located on 68 Pipeland Road, St Andrews, KY16 8JW.
If someone targets you, or someone else, because of a dislike or prejudice of your race, then you should report this to the police as a hate crime.  Anyone witnessing hate crime can also report it, regardless of personal association.  
Police Scotland will look at why the act or offence was committed. They will also look at the perception of the people involved.  Police Scotland treats all hate crimes and incidents seriously. 

Contact CrimeStoppers to report anonymously. CrimeStoppers often passes information to the police. You can call 0800 555 111 or report online to CrimeStoppers.


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