Report + Support is an option for those who do not require an immediate response. It is not an emergency service. If you, or another, are in immediate danger call 999 (dial 9999 from a University extension). Please also notify the University’s Security and Response Team on 01334 46 8999 (dial 8999 from a University extension ).
Hate incidents, like hate crimes, are motivated by hostility or prejudice against a protected characteristic. In Scotland, hate incidents apply to the following five protected characteristics:  
  • race 
  • religion 
  • sexual orientation 
  • transgender identity 
  • disability
A hate incident is a non-criminal action. Examples of hate incidents include: 
  • verbal abuse 
  • jokes 
  • harassment  
  • social media bullying 
  • offensive graffiti
  • bullying or intimidation 
  • physical attacks such as hitting, punching, pushing, spitting 
  • threats of violence 
  • malicious complaints, for example over parking, smells or noise 

A hate crime is a criminal offense that is extended beyond harassment. Examples of hate crimes include: 
  • assault 
  • breach of the peace 
  • physical assualt
  • sexual assault 
  • burglary 
  • theft



There are two ways you can tell us what happened