Making it Happen: Autumn Semester Safety and Security Update

How we’re working together to keep our community safe on campus

Since the start of the academic year, our Security Services have been working with the Guild of Students and many different stakeholders across the university and the city, including West Midlands Police, to provide a safe learning experience. Here are just some of the University and Guild initiatives that have been making a difference this semester:


But the work doesn’t stop there. You may recently have taken part in a Student Safety Survey conducted by the Security team to try to understand your concerns. Security Services will use this feedback to generate an action plan which will help them to shape future activities and continue to make improvements. Your feedback is crucial to ensure that the things that matter to you most are considered in making the changes you want to see.

Over the coming months, Security Services will be working on expanding their team to include a Community Safety Team (CST), a group of officers in brand new positions created specifically to support the campus and student community. Working seven days a week, the CST will be proactively patrolling areas where students feel unsafe, creating engaging content and campaigns around highlighted concerns, and speaking with and engaging with students to create trust and understanding.

If you wish to contact Security Services directly to discuss how you can collaborate on safety, or if you need support or advice on a safety initiative of your own, please contact Matthew Lake, Crime Prevention Manager, on email: Stay tuned for regular campus and community safety updates as the work continues.

If you have any safety concerns or wish to discuss any ideas for improving student safety, on or off campus, don’t hesitate to contact us on email at

Stay tuned for more updates on the safety and security initiatives that are being worked on throughout the year to make your UoB experience the best it can be.


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