Conflict in Israel and Gaza - accessing support

Thursday, 16 May 2024
We are offering support for those in our communities who are distressed by the current circumstances.

We have all been shocked and distressed by the devastating events that are unfolding in Southern Israel and Gaza, and by the escalating violence in the area.

Our thoughts are with those individuals caught up in the violence and fighting, and we hope for a resolution, ceasefire and peace. The continued loss of life and suffering is heart breaking.

We are deeply concerned about the impact of these events on our communities, and we are supporting staff and students, alongside our Students’ Union. We are also aware that members of our university community will have loved ones in the region and will be personally affected by these events.

As a university we are clear that all forms of discrimination have no place within our community. We take a zero-tolerance approach to any form of hate crime or hate incident, including any incident that is perceived — by the victim or any other person — to be motivated by hostility, hate or prejudice. As a university, we value inclusivity and respect in all that we do.

We will take robust action on any incidents reported to us, and we support Nottinghamshire Police’s firm approach to dealing with criminal behaviour as part of any protests or demonstrations.

We are offering support for those in our communities who are distressed by the current circumstances, and we urge anyone affected to come forward for support. We encourage staff and students to report any incidents of concern through our Report and Support service so that we can offer assistance and deal swiftly with any matters that require further action.

Student support

Students who are struggling with academic matters or wellbeing can book an appointment – in-person or virtual – with their local Support and Wellbeing team. Book through MyWellbeing in the StudentLife portal.

Personal tutors or supervisors may also be able to offer further support and guidance – students can check in with them for advice.

The Chaplaincy and Faith Support team are there for staff and students with or without a faith. Visit the Chaplaincy webpages to find out how you can access their support.

Report + Support 

If you or someone you know has experienced or witnessed an incident, you can tell us anonymously or ask to speak to an advisor. Speaking to an advisor does not mean that you are making a formal report to the university, it is to enable you to access the support you need to make an informed decision.

Contact our Security Team

The university's security service provides a 24-hour uniformed presence on all campuses and in an emergency, you should contact them in the first instance.

These are incredibly challenging circumstances, and it is vital that we continue to show mutual respect and compassion for each other as a part of keeping our community a safe and welcoming place for all.

Jubilee Campus

We are aware of a small group of protestors with tents currently occupying space outside of the Advanced Manufacturing Building as part of a protest regarding the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza.

Many other universities in the UK have similar activity on campus at the moment and this is a peaceful protest but may lead to some disruption in the area. We continue to provide support for staff and students who may be affected by this.

Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353