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University probes rascism report.

University probes rascism report.

A series of allegations of racism involving university staff and students in Sheffield are being investigated. 

Four separate reports are being probed, including claims a security worker at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) called a student a "monkey".

Three of them relate to SHU. The fourth involves claims a University of Sheffield student threw a banana at another student during a varsity event.

The universities say all four allegations are under investigation.


One student reported "Too many Asians (brown ones)" had been written on a feedback board in the library at SHU.

Maisie Bithell, 19, who photographed the whiteboard before wiping off the writing said she had been "disturbed" by what she saw.

"There has been a lot of stuff about racism in universities at the moment but to see it in my own was shocking."

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