Keeping safe

If you are worried about your safety

  • Call the emergency services on 999.
  • If you are on campus or in halls or residence, then you can also call Security on 0116 252 2888 so they can assist the emergency services.
  • Use the Safezone app to alert Security that you need assistance.

Security

Our security staff can help you if you feel distressed, unsafe, or in need of guidance on campus. All staff are first aid trained. You can also contact Security to get a D lock for your bike, a personal alarm, or if you have lost any personal belongings.

Contact: Visit the Security Lodge opposite the Danielle Brown Sports Centre, call 0116 252 2023 or if there is an emergency, call 0116 252 2888. Someone is available to talk to 24 hours a day, seven days a week; the Security Lodge is open between 9.00am and 5.00pm on weekdays.

Safezone app

The Safezone app allows you to alert aecurity through your mobile phone if you ever need urgent assistance or first aid, or if you have an emergency while on campus.

Looking out for your friends

  • Make sure they have their phone, keys and enough money on them to get home.
  • Have a habit of telling each other where you’re going, and what time you expect to be back.
  • Suggest they pre-book a licensed taxi.
  • Suggest they plan their route ahead of time and stick to paths with street lights.
  • Ask them to walk with a friend or in small groups. If they have to walk alone, make sure they let a friend or family member know where they're going and the time they expect to arrive.
  • Suggest they have the change for their bus fare ready before it arrives so that their purse or wallet is out of sight.
  • Make sure they always check timetables for the last bus or train back, make sure they know which stop they need to get off at, and the route back to their accommodation from that stop.
  • Remember to practice yourself what you preach to your friends!

Protecting your possessions

  • Register all of your personal possessions on Immobilise, the free national property database
  • When leaving your accommodation, always lock your door and windows.
  • Do not leave any valuables on display.
  • Do not leave items unattended when out and about.
  • Park your bicycle on main site at the secure underground bike park, using a secure D lock. Find out more about the bike park and getting a D lock on the security webpages.

Staying SAFE on your course

We live and learn on a campus where we have a huge amount of different subjects being studied, some where the risk of injury is a paper-cut, but others that involve dangerous chemicals and materials. In order to keep yourself safe and healthy in your lessons and in our buildings please remember the following tips.

Sensible behaviour is vital

Awareness of your surroundings can help prevent accidents

Follow instructions given by staff and technicians

Escalate if you see anything dangerous

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