Hate Crime

We want all our students to feel safe, it is very important to us. We want to provide a safe and inclusive community, where everyone has the right to be treated with respect. We do not tolerate Hate Crime and If we see any form of hate crime we will take this matter very serious and report it to the University, this could lead to a Non-Academic Misconduct. This page provides information and support.

We encourage our Students to report any incidents– no matter how small you might think these are. 

According to Met Police, Hate Crime is defined as 'Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.'

It is against the law to discriminate against someone on the basis of their protected characteristic.

Protected Characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010:

  • age

  • disability

  • gender identity or reassignment

  • marital status (including civil partnership status)

  • pregnancy and maternity

  • race

  • religion and belief

  • sex 

  • sexual orientation

We take this matter very seriously. If you have witnessed, or experienced a hate crime incident the best thing to do is report it. Hate crime left unchallenged may lead to further issues against yourself or against others. It is also important to report it with your local police so they can log the incident and take action, if required.

You can also report the incident directly to the university you can do this by clicking here 

Our current policies:

These policies are put in place to protect everyone, this applies to all our students, staff, applicants, volunteers, visitors and anyone that represents the University. The policies also applies to face-to-face activities and activities delivered online. 

It is important to understand how the these policies affects you, it is about protecting the person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect, by working together to make everyone feel safe.


If you are being targeted or you know someone who is, you can go through the university complaint procedure; complaints will be handled with an appropriate level of confidentiality, with information released only to those who need it to investigate or respond to the complaint. 

For more information about complaints, you can reach out to us via our email theadviceservice.su@londonmet.ac.uk or by fillining in our contact us form

If you have been a victim of hate crime please report it as soon as possible


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