Official University Condemnation of the Recent Reading Terror Attack

For the university to put out an official statement condemning the recent terror attack in Reading, to reassert the presence of support services, and security for LGBTQ+ students at the university.

Idea submitted by Edward Walls on 25th Jun 2020

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A significant number of students feel that the recent terror attack in Reading has been largely underreported by the media, with the incident not even appearing in the top 10 BBC headlines in the days closely following the attack. Some students also feel that the university's silence on the matter has been contributing to this effect and so it is proposed here that the university put out an official statement regarding the incident, condemning it on terrorism, murder, and potentially even homophobic grounds. 


Although it is not certain that the attacks were homophobic in nature, the possibility that they may have been should be enough to warrant reassurance from the university to LGBTQ+ students that it, as a people and as an institution, takes a dim view to such prejudice as well as terrorism in general.

How would your idea benefit students?

It would help reassure students (especially those that belong to the LGBTQ+ community or know those who do) at the university and help to reinforce the university's anti-terrorism and zero-tolerance to homophobia policies/practices helping to denormalise terrorist and potentially homophobic attacks in the future.

How could your idea be implemented?

As above, the university could put out an official statement condemning the attack, reassuring students of what the university is doing to tackle terrorism and homophobia, and potentially sending out emails to the students informing them of where they can access help from the university should they be affected by any of the issues raised by the incident.

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The idea is now looking for 15 Backers.

2020-06-25 15:53:40

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