Staying safe on and around campus

Posted by nm365 at Jan 08, 2020 12:53 PM |

Following an incident, we would like to remind you to be vigilant and download our SafeZone app.

We have been informed of an incident which took place near Victoria Park Road and Welford Road on Monday 6 January, involving a 17 year old girl and a man who approached her.

There are simple precautions you can take to stay safe, such as sticking to well-lit and populated routes, and avoid wearing headphones if walking home alone. You can also download the University’s free SafeZone app – one of the leading safety apps on the market. With SafeZone, you are directly connected to the University’s security services whilst on campus, and to 999 if off campus.

How can I get SafeZone?

To register SafeZone on your phone, please follow these three easy steps:

Download the SafeZone App from your phone store using the links for iPhone/iPad or Android phone/tablet

  1. Launch the app and enter your University of Leicester email address (e.g. {student}@leicester.ac.uk)
  2. Complete your profile and accept the terms of service

Notes

  • SafeZone only shares your location when you ask for help or check-in. It does not track you at other times so your privacy is always respected.
  • The app requires certain permissions to run, including “Location Sharing” to let us know where you are if you ask for help; “Notifications” to help us get in touch with you if required; Make calls or send SMS from the app to make it easy to reach us from within SafeZone; Fitness / Motion activity settings so battery use can be optimised (by location updates being reduced if you are stationary).
  • For more information visit: www.safezoneapp.com/faqs.html

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