The Truth Booth emerged from the HEFCE-funded 'Don't Tolerate Hate' project (2018-2019) led by the Student Support Centre at the University of Lincoln, which aimed to raise awareness of hate crime to the student community.
The Don't Tolerate Hate project was designed to encourage students to challenge, report and receive support, if they witnessed any form of hate incident or hate crime. The impact has been a substantial increase in the level of reporting - hate crime as well as bullying and harassment - and has increasingly empowered students to say "it's not OK!".
An on-line reporting system was introduced to provide students with a way to formally notify the University of incidents. Anonymous data, captured from the reports, are shared within the University, and with the local police, in order to help further develop the initiative and to proactively support students.
Students who identify themselves through the reporting procedure are contacted by the Student Support Centre and relevant support is put into place, which may include working with local and national external agencies. Students are also provided with the opportunity to raise complaints within the University, or report incidents to the police should they wish to do so.
The Truth Booth brings staff and students together to talk — on film — about abuse, harassment and discrimination.
The Truth Booth
Created by the Digital Student Life Team