Your personal security - common sense advice:
- Avoid being out on your own after dark.
- Avoid dark alleys, parks and isolated areas, especially at night.
- Let your friends know when you are going out, where you are going and roughly what time you expect to be back.
- Organise your return home safely either with a friend or in a registered taxi if you are out late at night.
The University’s website provides excellent additional security advice and information about the security services available.
Campus Watch: This service will operate along the same lines as a neighborhood watch scheme for the Campus and will help improve the Campus community relations as well as sharing of information.
Chaperone-service is a free service where any member of staff, student or visitor can book security to "watch over them". You can call security to book the service, if you feel insecure at night when making your way back to your car or accommodation.
Be taxi safe
- Make sure your taxi or private hire is legal (the licensing authority, licence number, vehicle registration and driver's identity badge should all be displayed in/on the vehicle).
- Make a note of the licence plate and driver's licence number. If you feel uneasy text both to a friend.
- Sit in the back of the vehicle.
- Keep your mobile phone where it is accessible.
Do not use cab if:
- the driver appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- the driver does not seem to know the area
- the vehicle appears to be too old or in a state of disrepair
- you are uneasy for any reason.