This page details ways in which to improve your personal safety. Your personal safety is very important to both the University and the police and should be important to you too. If you want to improve your personal safety, familiarise yourself with our tips:

General personal safety advice

  • when out, especially at night try not to be on your own
  • make sure you carry your mobile phone with you at all times
  • if you think you are being followed, cross over the road and back again. If it continues, try and make your way to a well-lit area and if possible phone the police – this also applies if you are driving a vehicle
  • try not to go into areas that you do not know
  • remember to drink alcohol in moderation

Plan your nights out

  • avoid walking alone at night
  • arrange to make your journey with friends
  • keep to well-lit streets and keep away from dark alleys and shortcuts
  • if possible share a taxi with friends (pre-booked preferable) or use the bus
  • make sure you get your cash out during the day: try to avoid using cash points at night

Using a mobile phone

  • avoid texting while you walk
  • make a record of your International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, phone number, service providers, facial details and PIN number (dial *#06#)
  • do not leave your phone unattended
  • register your mobile phone and physically label/code your mobile phone using a UV pen

Carry a personal attack alarm

  • if feeling vulnerable, carry your alarm, particularly during darkness
  • keep your door keys on the alarm so they will always be with you
  • when in your accommodation, use the alarm as a door alarm by using the clip attachment
  • keep the alarm on you, ready to be used
  • if you would like a personal attack alarm, please contact:

For further advice contact PC Dave Fairbrother.


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