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.

Getting home safely

  • Before going out make sure you have your phone, keys and enough money on you to get home.
  • Let a friend know where you’re going, and tell them what time you expect to be back.
  • Pre-book a licensed taxi.
  • Always make sure you plan your route ahead of time, and stick to paths with street lights.
  • Walk with a friend or in small groups. If you have to walk alone, make sure you let a friend or family member know where you’re going and the time you expect to arrive.
  • Have the change for your fare ready before the bus arrives so that your purse or wallet is out of sight.
  • Always check timetables for the last bus or train back, make sure you know which stop you need to get off at, and the route back to your accommodation from that stop.

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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