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 At Salford we want to be an anti-racist University. We believe that racism is under reported and we want to change this. If you have witnessed  racism or been a victim of racism (including micro aggressions)  it is important that you report it here. We will take it seriously and we will provide you with support.  
You may be concerned about the consequences of making a complaint in case it affects your relationship with the person concerned, or you may be worried that you might suffer victimisation for having brought the complaint. If you are concerned about this, please make this known when you make your complaint. University staff will then be able to work with you to decide how best to address your concerns.
 
 Remember all forms of racism are #NeverOK
 
Racism often goes unreported, and we know it does at Salford. This means that it is hard for us to tackle it because we are unaware of it, and we are unable to build up a picture of where and how it is happening This is why we encourage you to report even what you may see as minor incident/s.  
 
Emergency help, if you feel unsafe:  
Think about whether you are safe.
If you or others are seriously hurt or in immediate physical danger you can call the police or ambulance on 999.  This includes if you think you, or someone else, may be about to attempt suicide.  
  
If you are on a University campus, after calling 999 you may wish to contact the University Security Service (emergencies: 0161 295 3333) for additional support and to help the emergency services reach you quickly.  
 
Talk
To a friend/family 
Get support from a friend or family member. Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help the immediate situation and help you think through what, if anything, you want to do.  If you aren’t ready to talk yet, writing things down can also help.  
 
To a staff member 
Consider talking to a staff member in your accommodation, or a member of academic or professional staff in your School.  They might not be able to fix the problem immediately, but they can listen and might be able to help.  
 
To askUS 
Talk to the askUS Enquiries team about your options. They can help you make a report through Report & Support or externally if you would like. 
AskUS staff will be able to put you in touch with internal and external specialists if you require it and will go through the process of making a report and what will happen then. This could include specialist in support for victims of racism or other support organisations. 
 
  
Think about whether (depending on the circumstances) you could talk to the person who is doing it.  It is possible that they haven’t really thought about the impact this is having on you or faced up to the fact that what they are doing is racist. Just having this conversation can feel really hard, and it’s OK to be nervous – you could put it in writing or talk through with someone what you might say. To keep things neutral try “I don’t know if you realise, but when you [do this behaviour] I feel [how you feel about it] and I’d like you to stop doing it”. The person may not have thought about the impact it has on others, and once they are aware they may stop doing it. 
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