Vice-Chancellor joins national advisory group tackling harassment and hate crime in higher education

Professor Lynn Dobbs will participate in Universities UK group to develop a best practice guidance for the higher education sector

Date: 10 October 2019

London Met’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs has joined a national advisory group tasked with developing practical guidance on preventing and responding to racial harassment in higher education.

The Universities UK (UUK) group brings together senior leaders, student representatives and policy experts from across the sector to develop guidance on address addressing all forms of racial harassment experienced by students and staff.

Their work will build on the outcomes and recommendations from the soon-to-report  Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) inquiry, to support improvements in policy and practice, and identify a 'what works' to ensure all university interventions deliver maximum positive benefit.

"University communities are only strengthened by their diversity and no student or staff member should ever feel unsafe on campus," commented Professor Dobbs.

"As Vice-Chancellor of one of the country’s most socially inclusive universities, I’m delighted to join this advisory group which is a welcome and important development. Universities UK has brought together an excellent group and I look forward to working with them to encourage positive change across the sector."

The advisory group, which meets for the first time today, is chaired by Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia.