A STUDENTS’ union has spoken out after a number of university students experienced discrimination in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The University of Sussex's Students' Union raised concerns over hate crime incidents on campus and in Brighton.

One student was taken to hospital yesterday to be tested for the virus.

"The Students' Union has been made aware of students experiencing racism, hate crime and discrimination both on campus and in town," a students' union spokesman said.

"We find this deeply concerning and want our students to know that this behaviour is inexcusable.

"This is not conducive to a diverse and inclusive Sussex and we believe in the strength of being a community.

"We want our students to feel safe and supported while at university."

The students' union encouraged victims of hate crimes to report incidents to them or the university.