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Security and keys

LockWithin the student residences, security of personal belongings is most important.

Residents are asked to secure doors to their own rooms, flats, kitchens and houses whilst they are not present in the room.

Students should ensure that their own personal belongings are not left in corridors, or communal areas, and that study bedrooms are locked, even when the rooms are unoccupied for only a short period.

Special care should be taken to lock the windows on ground floor rooms. Any non-resident acting suspiciously should be reported to a residence manager, residence assistant or security officer immediately.

The majority of residences have either number-coded or swipe-card entrance systems in addition to conventional locks on flat, kitchen and study-bedroom doors. It is essential to the security of the buildings that these codes are not passed on to non-resident friends or acquaintances. Likewise, keys should not be given or lent to non-residents.

In order to ensure continued security of study-bedrooms, the loss or misplacement of keys will result in the changing of appropriate locks and keys. The reasonable costs of replacement locks and keys and associated fitting will be charged to the resident concerned.

Residents will be provided with all necessary keys on arrival at their allocated accommodation. It is the responsibility of the student to look after keys while in their possession. It is important to report lost keys to the residence manager or duty person as soon as is practicably possible. 

Page last updated on Monday 7 March 2016 at 2.27pm.

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