Crime Prevention Advice

Security arrangements in the University aim to protect people and property. These include alarms and CCTV systems, as well as a uniform patrol service 24/7.

Security staff are highly trained and provide a focal point for all incidents and the implementation of emergency procedures.

However it is also the responsibility of every individual working, visiting or studying at the University to be vigilant about security. Take as much care of your personal belongings and the equipment in your department as you would at home.

Personal safety

  • Take responsibility for yourself on a night out
  • Keep your drinks with you at all times
  • Avoid isolated places especially at night
  • Stick to well-lit routes where there are people in sight
  • If you are going out late, try to tell someone where you’re going and what time you expect to be back.
  • Never get into a taxi on the street unless it is a black cab. Only use the private hire cab recommended by the Guild
  • Don’t accept lifts from strangers
  • Don’t leave purses, bags, laptops and other valuables unattended

Personal security

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  • Keep passwords, PIN numbers and account details secret
  • Carefully destroy papers with bank and credit card details thereon
  • When you move addresses always inform your bank or other agencies of new address details
  • Re direct your post
  • Be vigilant at Cash points
  • Ensure if you carry out internet shopping that the site is secure
  • Install security software on your laptop

Property security

  • Take out personal belongings insurance if you can
  • Mark your possessions with a UV pen
  • Don’t leave your premises or rooms unlocked
  • Close windows
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Know your IMEI number (dial *#06# on your mobile to obtain this)
  • Avoid using your mobile or laptop in public particularly in isolated places eg. Subways

Cycle Security

  • Always use a D lock
  • Leave your cycle in a recognised rack
  • Always leave your cycle in well lit areas
  • Never leave valuables with your cycle
  • Register your bike

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