While a student at the University we want you to have a safe and enjoyable time.
The following information will help you protect yourself and your property.
Please do not hesitate to contact Security or Student Services if you need further advice.Top 10 tips for keeping safe
We encourage you to have the Security Control Room's general contact number 020 8240 4335 and emergency number 020 8240 4060 stored in your phone contacts.
Make use of the Police non-emergency number - 101, this can be used to report any concerns you may have around your own personal safety, damaged property, theft of your belongings or suspicious activity in your area.
Do not be afraid to ring 999 in an emergency situation and if this is done while on campus, you must let our Security team know.
- Always report any suspicious or alarming activity you encounter. Never assume someone else has, or will report it.
- When walking at night always keep to well-lit and populated routes. Don't be tempted to take short cuts through unlit or unknown areas.
- Don't walk home alone if you can possibly avoid it - either book a licensed taxi through a reputable taxi firm or walk with a friend or group of friends.
- If you are going to walk alone, tell a friend where you are going. Stick to routes you are familiar with.
- Consider places of safety in the area that you could go to if necessary, e.g. cafes, shops or 24‐hour garages which will invariably have CCTV, security staff and a well‐ lit, busy environment.
- Don't advertise your valuables, be discreet with your belongings. If threatened be prepared to give up bags or equipment. Property can be replaced. You cannot.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Using headphones or being engrossed in your smartphone can reduce your awareness of what is happening around you. If you want to use headphones just use one on a low volume so you can still hear.
- Wearing a hood can also impair your hearing or effect how well you can see your surroundings, don’t put one up unless you need to.
- In pubs, clubs and cafes always watch your drinks – Don’t accept drinks from strangers unless you have seen it being poured before being directly handed to you and if you suspect your drink has been spiked – don’t drink it.
- Always pre-book a taxi/mini cab in advance – there are many unlicensed opportunist taxi drivers around. Their vehicles are not insured to carry paying passengers and you may be charged extortionate rates.
If you need any further help or advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org.