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BREAKING: Student Life condemn alleged racial abuse incident

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University of Limerick Student Life have launched an investigation into an alleged racial abuse by a group of young men this week.

A student was alleged to have been racially by a group on campus on Thursday evening at 9pm.

The student in question has made contact with the University’s student support co-coordinator, and Student Life have implored anyone with information to come forward.

Plea: UL Student Life have plead for people to come forward

In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, Student Life stated that “our campus is proudly diverse and inclusive of students from all backgrounds.

“As an island of a ‘thousand welcomes’ UL applies the same mantra to every student that passes through its front gates,” the statement read.

“Whether manifested verbally or phsycially, racism, homophobia, biphobia, diabolism, and religious bigotry cause harm to those people at whom they are directly targeted, and undermine the cohesiveness of our campus community,” the statement concluded.

The University themselves have issued a statement, saying:

“University of Limerick condemns any kind of racial abuse or threatening and discriminatory behaviour” but added “there has been no official complaint made about this incident.

According to the University of Limerick Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook for 2019/20, the University deems it to be a major offence for any member of the Campus Community to assault or abuse physically or verbally any other member of the Campus Community or any other person on the University Campus.

Students who have been affected by the incident referenced in this article, can contact Jenny Blake – Student information and support co-ordinator at studentsuppport@ul.ie, Serena Hare, UL’s Welfare Officer at studentwelfare@ul.ie and campus security on 061213333 to report an incident.

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