Wednesday 12 April 2017
On Friday 24 March, Chief Operating Officer of QMUL, Laura Gibbs, came together with Chief Executive Officer of Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU), Mike Wojcik, and QMSU VP Welfare, Adam Sparkes, to reaffirm the university’s stance on tackling hate crime and discrimination by signing the Tower Hamlets ‘No Place for Hate’ pledge.
QMUL is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity for all its students and staff. By signing the Tower Hamlets ‘No Place for Hate’ pledge, QMUL recognises that all agencies – statutory, voluntary, community and private sector – have a role to play in tackling hate and discrimination and promoting community safety. Through this, QMUL commits to creating a Tower Hamlets that has no place for hate. More information and a full breakdown of the pledge is available here.
Speaking of the pledge, VP Welfare Adam Sparkes said: “It's incredible to see QMSU and QMUL taking a firm stance on hate crime and discrimination especially at time when so many of our students are worried about the current political climate we're living through. It is an honour to sign the 'No Place for Hate' pledge on behalf of the Students’ Union and I am excited about the work both QMSU and QMUL will be doing to further ensure our students can live and work in a safe environment.”
If you wish to make a personal pledge against hate, the Tower Hamlets team will be in Library Square on the Mile End campus on Tuesday 25 April from 11am to 2.30pm with information about the ‘No Place for Hate’ campaign. Students will be able to sign the individual ‘No Place for Hate’ pledge in support of the campaign in person. You are also able to do this online by visiting the Tower Hamlets website.
QMUL policies, procedures and useful information can be found here.