“Everyone has the right to feel safe on the street, but for many people, leaving their house means risking verbal and sometimes physical abuse.
“This is why we’re proudly partnering with iStreetWatch to encourage students to speak out about these abuses.
“If you’ve witnessed or experienced any harassment of this nature, we urge you to come forward and submit your experience at www.nus.org.uk/reportracism.
“Our Liber8 Education campaign seeks to defend the rights of international students and migrants and we’ll be working closely with iStreetWatch, which collects reports to monitor racist and xenophobic incidents across the UK.”
The student representative body says it aims to:
- Make these now everyday incidents visible to a wider community.
- Help students’ unions, activists and those at risk know what is going on in their local area.
- Collect data over time to help monitor the correlation between these incidents and inflammatory speech from the media and politicians.