- Do contact the LMH Welfare Team if you would like a listening ear.
- Do tell us if there are policies or practices at LMH that are not inclusive. Contact Dr Nicole Jones, our Head of Wellbeing on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In 2016, the Peers of Colour initiative was launched, where peer supporters utilise both their training and personal experiences, to provide assistance, tailored for BME students.
Points of contact - university
- The Oxford SU Student Advice Service is an information and advice service available for University of Oxford Students
- The University of Oxford’s Counselling Service provides the opportunity to book a counselling session
- The University of Oxford's Equality and Diversity Unit
- The Racial Inequality Support Network (RISeN) is a collective to facilitate discussions on aims to achieve racial equality.
- A wide range of societies exist in Oxford to provide spaces for BAME and international students.
- Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE) is the Oxford University Student Union’s (Oxford SU) campaign, which works to develop a more inclusive and culturally aware environment at Oxford, and holds weekly meetings to develop ideas on how to combat racial inequality. The campaign's Race 101 workshop is a useful introduction to the discussions which need to be had in Oxford, on race and improving the BAME student experience.
- The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) - this allows a space for academic collaboration, but also develops projects to increase diversity in the humanities.
- The Racial Equality Network is an initiative that was launched in 2009 to promote understanding between people of all races and cultures, whilst also providing support.
- The Racial Equality Newsletter is a mailing list for people who have an interest in race equality at Oxford.
Racial harassment / discrimination
These are the routes through which you are able to report racial harassment.
- The university’s stance on harassment can be found on this site.
- Rotimi Akinsete (Director of Student Advice and Welfare Support Services) is able to be contacted to report any racial macro/micro-aggressions. He is able to provide advice on how to escalate this further (for example, mediation with the other party or through the harassment policy, if this is appropriate)
- True Vision is the official Police website which provides information about hate crimes, online forms for reporting a hate crime, and resources for support
- Stop Hate UK provides an independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witness and third parties of hate crime
- See poster by Maeril, a Paris-based writer and artist who created this guide on Tumblr, below.
- The Vice-President for Women at Oxford SU holds workshops on Consent, for the Bystander Community, and more. @OxfordSU_Women
Your right to protection from racial discrimination is also protected under legislation.
- Human Rights Act - This provides protection against discrimination in the rights established under the Act
- Equality Act 2010 - This Act provides general legal protection against direct and indirect forms of discrimination, based upon the protected characteristic of race (it also covers other protected grounds, such as sex, disability and sexuality).
Exam arrangements for cultural or religious observance
The below is quoted directly from the University site, but please do consult LMH Academic Office for further assistance.
- If you wish to uphold religious observances which impact on your ability to sit examinations at particular times, you should speak with your College office at the earliest opportunity and make an initial application for alternative arrangements so that your preferences may be taken into account during the setting of the examination timetable.
- There is no guarantee at this stage that your requirements will be met, but once you receive your individual timetable, if there are any clashes with your religious observance, you may apply to the University for an adjustment to your individual timetable (under Part 12 of the Examination Regulations).
The importance of recognising that individuals can identify with many different liberation groups is crucial. This section covers other points of contact available to you.
- Oxford SU’s Women’s Campaign (including students who are gender non-binary or genderfluid) is dedicated to promoting gender equality and providing a platform for feminist discussions - @womcam, facebook.com/womcam
- WomCam’s Women of Colour group provides a safe space for discussion of concerns and socialising.
- Points of contact include: Oxford SU’s Vice President for Women and the JCR’s Gender Equalities Representative are also present to address any concerns which you may have, particularly within college
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