Tips to help you stay safe at university and beyond
There has been a spate of incidents involving students in and around the area. Students need to be aware and vigilant about this increased risk.The majority of students have a fun and trouble free time during their stay at University but statistics suggest that students are one of the most likely groups to fall victim to crime.
This section aims to help you stay safe. It covers different apsects of student life and provides suggestions and tips as to how you can stay safe.
Be aware of your surroundings. Don't walk home listening to music or talking on your phone.
Don't advertise your possessions - keep mobile phones / iPods out of sight.
Don't walk alone at night - arrange to meet and walk home with friends or book a licensed taxi.
Stick to well lit busy streets and don't take shortcuts through parks / alleyways.
If anyone tries to steal something from you using a threatening force, let the item go. There is no shame in walking away from a fight. You safety is worth far more than your possessions.
If any student has been the unfortunate victim of a crime or has witnessed an incident take place, please call the Police; 999 in an emergency or 101 for a non-emergency.