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Reading Safety Week – A crime to miss it

Release Date 30 September 2005

With the new academic year underway, the University of Reading is giving its staff and students a great opportunity to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime. From the Monday 3 October to Friday 7 October, the Palmer Building, located on the University's Whiteknights Campus, will host a 'Security and Safety Awareness Week'. During the five days, members of the University's Security Services will be on hand to provide advice on personal safety along with home and vehicle security. Various organisations are also contributing by providing specialist advice: Monday 3rd October 2005 Licensing, Reading Borough Council Travelling safely in Reading Tuesday 4th October 2005 Drug Action Team, Reading Borough Council Drug/Alcohol Services available in Reading Wednesday 5th October 2005 Road Safety, Reading Borough Council Cycling/driving safely Thursday 6th October 2005 Suzy Lamplugh Trust Personal Safety Friday 7th October 2005 Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service The consequences of not driving safely Both staff and students are welcome to go along at any time to ask questions or voice any concerns they may have. Visitors can have their bikes security marked and M.O.T'd and pick up a UV pen, all for free! Personal alarms will also be available for a very small charge. Rhiann Davies, Deputy Security Services Manager, said: "Our aim is to help students and staff at the University to be as safe and secure as possible. We would like this year's new students to enjoy their time at Reading and when they eventually leave us, to have happy memories unmarred by criminality. Most crime is opportunistic so there is a great deal everyone can do to protect themselves and their property. "Staff and students will be given some simple and essential tips that can really assist in reducing crime. Last year's exhibition was a big success. This week promises to be of great benefit to everybody at the University once again." End Notes for editors -Members of the media wanting to take photographs of the exhibition, or speak to staff and students involved should contact: Craig Hillsley, the University's press officer. Tel: 0118 378 7388 Email: c.hillsley@rdg.ac.uk

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