The threat and impact of terrorism and other major events in the United Kingdom have led to improved guidance ensuring institutions like the University have protection plans in place. The University works with Counter Terrorism Police, security experts and stakeholders to provide a 24/7, 365-days-a-year service to protect campus.
We have technical security measures such as:
- alarm systems
- access control
- physical security which includes barriers
- secure windows
- doors to buildings
- a security team trained to protect
- providing a front-line service to our community
We recognise that our community is diverse and not always attuned to the threats that exist to safety and security. Our aim and ambition is always to reassure and prevent bad and difficult things happening.
Our protect plan is likely to become a legal requirement in 2023 ( known as Martyn’s Law) and we are constantly reviewing and updating the plan to ensure we provide a proactive and professional service to the community we serve. Examples of this activity include:
- A new digital CCTV system across campus and accommodation sites.
- Updated radio system and a programme to ensure our buildings meet the “secure by design” standards.
- Our staff are all Security Industry Authority licensed, and first aid trained, including in major trauma.
- We have further plans for our Security Control Room to enhance the service and make proactive use of our monitoring systems to keep our community safe.