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Complaints of racism

Disclosure date: 8 November 2013

Reference: FOI2013/105

Request

1.) Can I get the number of complaints made by students to University authorities of racist abuse by other students or University staff for the financial years 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012 and 2013.

2.) Can I get the number for how many of these complaints were investigated directly by the University?

3.) How many of these resulted in successful action being taken against a students or university staff accused of racism? For example, including, but not limited to: suspensions, dismissals and sackings.

Response

1-3.) In order to answer your request, I have looked at records of complaints which have been considered under SOAS’ formal complaints, disciplinary or grievance procedures. Over the course of the 6 years you list, there were no formal complaints of racist abuse submitted by students.