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Standing together against hate: A joint statement from The University of Manchester and The University of Manchester Students’ Union

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We are deeply distressed by the escalating violence and loss of life in Israel and Gaza, and understand the conflict is of great concern for our University community, particularly those with friends, family or close ties to the region.  We express our sympathy for all those now caught up in the escalating conflict.

In these very difficult times, when emotions are understandably running high, it is never more important to hold on to our values of mutual understanding and tolerance towards each other.

All forms of racism, antisemitism, islamophobia, discrimination, or abuse have no place in our community. If you or someone you know has experienced or witnessed any form of hate or have a safeguarding concern, we would urge you to report this anonymously to the University’s Report and Support Team or the Students’ Union Advice Centre, both of which have trained advisors ready to provide support.

The University also provides a professional Counselling and Mental Health Service for students, a 24 hour mental health helpline and wellbeing app, a Multi Faith Chaplaincy which welcomes people of all faith and none, and other services detailed on our Student Support page.

Hannah Mortimer 
Union Affairs Officer 
The University of Manchester Students’ Union 

Professor Nancy Rothwell
President and Vice-Chancellor
The University of Manchester