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Security tips

01 August 2023

There are some simple things you can do to make our campus safer for you and everyone else. Check out our security tips and take charge of your own safety.

Help us to help you

You can help make the campus safer and more secure for everyone by:

  • Recognising and avoiding potentially risky situations.
  • Reporting any thefts or suspicious behaviour to Security.
Tips to help you take charge of your own safety
  • Be alert and walk purposefully. Confidence deters attackers. 
  • Use the recommended walking routes on campus at night - Safe walk map
  • Avoid lonely or gloomy places, walk with friends or stay with a crowd.
  • Be wary of strangers, on foot or in cars, asking directions - it is better to be rude than to be in trouble.
  • If someone follows you, go to a place where there are other people.
  • Respect your intuition. Don’t allow rationality to override your ‘sixth sense’ - it could protect you from danger.
  • When you’re socializing, play smart. One drink too many could make you vulnerable.
Taking public transport
  • Know your timetables to avoid long waits - especially if you’re alone.
  • Rather than sit in lonely, closed-in shelters, keep to open, populated areas in full view.
  • Phone for taxis rather than hailing them; if possible have someone see you off; keep a note of the taxi number; sit in the back seat on the opposite side to the driver; and don’t disclose personal information.
Taking your car
  • Park in well-lit, designated areas
  • Hold your keys ready to open the door and be prepared to use them to jab an attacker. 
  • Check the back seat or hatch for intruders before getting into the car. 
  • Once inside, lock all doors and (if possible) leave windows up until you have reached your destination safely. 
  • Move your car to designated (recommended) Car parking area on campus if studying after dark. Do not park in mobility parking unless you have a mobility pass  
  • All vehicles require a current parking permit between 8am – 5 pm Monday to Friday from the 1st of january to the 31st of December. Staff/student permits are not required on campus after 5pm on weekdays, weekends and public holidays. Mobility and reserved parking areas are monitored 24/7
  • The Security Services have three simple tips for when you leave your car: LOOK - LOCK - LEAVE.
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