Training and education provided by Stop Hate UK
We at Stop Hate UK have a strong, experienced team that provides a variety of training sessions. We offer sessions ranging from one-hour presentations to longer-term involvements. Below are some of the courses we offer, they are grouped by setting, but you are welcome to explore all of them as they may inspire you. Our sessions can also be adapted to meet any specific needs or requirements.
Meet the team
Kusminder Chahal is Stop Hate UK’s Director of Training Services and Senior Research Fellow, Birmingham City University.
His profile can be viewed here. Kusminder has extensive experience as a researcher, trainer, and practitioner in the broad area of Hate Crime and equality, diversity, and inclusion. He has trained over 7500 participants at all levels of an organisation. Kusminder has worked directly with hate crime victims and published practiced based resources including Supporting victims of hate crime and with Chartered Institute of Housing how-to-support-hate-crime-victims-may-20.pdf (cih.org). His research on racist victimisation has been described as ‘essential reading’ and ‘a research exemplar’. Kusminder has undertaken projects on hate crime in the USA, Europe, and Japan.
Since joining Stop Hate UK in October 2021, relevant commissions have included:
- Notting Hill Genesis Housing
- Flagship Housing Association
- Moat Homes
- Housing Diversity Network
- RHG Global
- Essex Police
- Sussex Constabulary
- Birmingham University
- South Bank University
- Leeds University
- Waltham Forest Council
- Turing Institute
- Close Brothers
John is Stop Hate UK’s Training and Development Lead and has been with the charity since March 2022.
Based in Merseyside, John plays a key role in responding to and developing tailor-made training sessions and presentations to a full range of authorities, organisations and educational establishments that meets any specific learning needs.
Having previously worked with Victim Support and the Anthony Walker Foundation, John has a long history of working with Criminal Justice partners and developed a wealth of experience and understanding in issues experienced by communities relating to hate crime and discrimination. His own lived experiences of discrimination and those gained from his work supporting individuals, families and communities form the foundation on which John performs his role, committed to improving the quality of life for those that Stop Hate UK, and our partners, provide services.
John is currently overseeing training programmes Stop Hate UK are delivering in Leeds, Sutton, Buckinghamshire and Merton to young people, community members and professionals and is experienced in delivering to a full range of audiences.
Alice is Stop Hate UK’s Education and Training Project Worker.
She joined the charity in March 2022 as a Fundraising and Events Project worker before moving to the training team in April 2023.
Alice is based in West Yorkshire and has been leading on projects based in Leeds schools, raising awareness of Hate Crime in both primary and secondary schools. She has also delivered sessions to colleges, universities, and local organisations – both online and in person.
Alice is currently studying towards a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies with the Open University, giving her an insight into identity, representation, and communication amongst young people.
Alice is experienced in delivering to a wide range of audiences, both online and in-person.
Grace is Stop Hate UK’s Education Development Worker.
Grace joined the charity in August 2020 initially as a volunteer and then began working for Stop Hate UK in June 2021. Grace is based in West Yorkshire and is involved in several educational projects in schools, colleges, and universities, this includes devising session material, adapting course content and bringing our training to life with her engaging and interactive delivery style. Earlier this year Grace partnered with Greater Manchester Police to develop a Hate Crime Awareness workshop for primary school aged children with the aim of developing an anti-hate ethos not only in school but also in the wider community.
Having recently graduated from The University of Salford with a BA (Hons) Media and Performance degree, Grace is not only in touch with the support, facilities and training that educational settings would benefit from but also uses her media skills to create exciting video content for our website, social media, and training presentations.
Grace is experienced in speaking to a wide range of audiences, in both educational settings and community groups having delivered training both online and in-person.
Kieran joined Stop Hate UK in October 2020 as our Community Engagement Worker for the London Borough of Sutton and now holds the dual role of Hate Crime Training Officer and Disability Hate Crime Lead.
Kieran has previously worked at a number of charities including Level Playing Field and Community Action Sutton and this has allowed him to gain an extensive knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion.
An experienced, Hate Crime trainer, Kieran draws on his personal experience and knowledge to provide clients with a clear understanding of what hate crime is and the impact on victims.
In his role as Disability Hate Crime Lead, he is responsible for making sure that all of Stop Hate UK’s Services are accessible to disabled people and for delivering and developing Stop Hate UK’s Disability Hate Crime Training. Kieran has an extensive understanding and knowledge of disability rights gained from his lived experience, voluntary work and employment.
In 2018, while employed by Level Playing Field, Kieran was presented with the Crystal Palace FC equality award in recognition of his work to improve the experience of disabled football fans.
Outside of work, Kieran volunteers for 15th Wallington Scout Group who provide Scouting for disabled young people and for Sutton National Autistic Society.