Personal safety around campus
Campus is quieter than usual and the evenings are still dark so for students attending campus for practical sessions or to use the Library please remember these personal safety tips, shared by Charlotte Minter, Welfare and Community Officer at the Guild:
- When travelling in the evening, and where practical, it is advisable to travel with company, albeit in a socially distanced and Covid-safe way
- Be aware of what is going on around you. Avoid distractions like loud music in your headphones or looking down at your phone.
- When travelling, plan your route in advance and walk with confidence and purpose and stay in areas you are familiar with. Try to stick to well-lit areas where possible.
- Keep your bag close to you and ensure any valuables are hidden.
- West Midlands Police also recommend the free Hollie Guard app as an additional security measure to notify family and friends in an emergency situation, pinpoint your location for emergency services and record any evidence of an incident.
- Carry a personal alarm with you (these can be collected from the Medical School and Accommodation reception areas).
- If you’ve got a delivery or takeaway coming you can put in the instructions where you want the parcel left or driver to meet you. Do not approach a vehicle unless you are sure who they are.
Along with Security Services, Campus Police and Neighbourhood Police teams continue to patrol in and around campus, and are there for you if you need them.
Please be vigilant and report anything suspicious to Security Services on 0121 414 3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If it’s urgent you can contact Security on 0121 414 4444 and in an emergency always dial 999. Please save these numbers in your phone contacts.
For more information and advice on staying safe, visit the personal safety intranet pages.