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The University of Edinburgh's Response to Asian Hate on Campus

The Covid-19 pandemic has reinvigorated existing sinophobic sentiments worldwide and
led to an alarming spike in violent hate crimes towards those of East and South-East Asian
(E/SEA) descent. This paper
therefore recommends more intensive training for all staff members alike, particularly
Personal Tutors; mandatory talks regarding our zero tolerance towards racial abuse and
discrimination during Welcome Week for Freshers; more visibility online and on campus for resources and support; and a stronger centralised policy system that is made aware by students
alike.