Safety


As a Students’ Union, we work hard to try and ensure all students are kept safe however sometimes negative incidents can happen that are outside of anyone’s control.

If you have been physically assaulted, attacked or need urgent assistance please contact the emergency services on 999.

If you need to report a crime to the police, dial 101. You can report incidents to us by clicking here.

Along with police guidance, we have put together a list of tips to help you try and stay safe when you’re out and about!

PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT a definitive list of guaranteed ways to eliminate crime – just some suggestions.

  • Make sure someone knows where you’re going, who you’re meeting and when you expect to return 
  • Walk in groups at night, travel by taxi or stay over with friends
  • If you’re planning to use public transport, always check the times of the last bus or train
  • To prevent spiking, don't leave your drinks unattended
  • If you’re out with a group of people, watch out for each other and make sure everyone stays safe
  • Try not to chat on your mobile or listen to music on a device – they can distract you from what’s going on around you and you can miss potential danger signs, including traffic
  • If possible, use cash machines during the day. Put your card and cash away and be vigilant

The Union has a complete zero tolerance policy towards all forms of crime, including harassment. If you have witnessed a crime or been a victim of a crime yourself, please report it as soon as possible. We need everyone to work together to help our students stay safe.

If you need any other help or support, please check out a list of services here.