Tips for keeping safe
Student safety is of the utmost importance to us and while we provide 24 hour security and surveillance on campus there are certain steps, which you, as a student will be able to take to prevent crime and increase your safety.
Mark possessions with UV pen
Bring a D-lock for your bike
If you are bringing a bike with you to University, we’d strongly recommend purchasing a D-lock as opposed to a cable lock. Although cable locks are light, durable, and easy to carry around, with the right tools thieves can easily break or undo these and take your bike.
Close windows and doors
Get the right insurance
Don’t leave possessions lying around
If you are bringing a laptop with you or a mobile phone, be careful not to leave it lying around. Many thieves are opportunist, so if you want to keep your possessions don’t give them the opportunity.
Keep a copy of important details
Try to avoid drawing attention to the valuables you have on your person. Avoid getting your phone out in public, avoid carrying large amounts of cash on you and avoid showcasing valuable items.
If you go out with a group of friends, stick together and look after one another. If you want to go home, make sure you go with a friend and avoid going home alone.
Plan how to get home
The right path
When walking to and from places, try and stick to busy routes and avoid poorly lit areas and alleyways where there is little footfall.
It’s easy to get swept away in the moment, however it’s important to keep your wits about you when you are out and about. If you feel uncomfortable and don’t want to do something, don’t feel pressured. Also, if one of your friends has had too much to drink and needs looking after, be the one to take them home and look after them.