Staying Safe on Campus
Naturally, the protection of students, staff, academics and visitors is our prime concern. We encourage you to assist us in our task by contacting us if you see anybody or anything at all that looks a little unusual. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the services we provide, please email us or telephone us on 8313 5990. We have an active interest in continuing on the path of proactive not reactive service.
- Personal Safety on Campus
- Safe Steps - Safety when leaving campus
- Personal Safety Plan
- Self-Defence Courses
- Security in Car Parks
- Bike Locks
- IT Security
Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure whilst on campus, whether it be during the day or at night.
Personal Safety Checklist
The following suggestions for your Safety Checklist may assit you when travelilng outside of campus hours.
- Keep mobile phones, Ipods, laptops etc out of sight
- Only bring essential items with you when visiting the campus
- Try to move around the campus in pairs or groups at night time
- Park only in well lit car parks close to your work/study area
- Know the location of your nearest Emergency Telephone
- Stick to well lit and popular walkways
- Know the location and number of the Campus Security Office
- Consider using the Security Escort Service
Program the security emergency number into your mobile phone, 8313 5444
Everyone should consider their own personal safety plan by thinking about a range of issues such as when they are walking, on public transport, uisng ATMS, driving and parking a car, owning a mobile phone, or out on the social scene. Common sense advice on all these issues can be found on the personal safety plan web page.
Safe Steps is run by the University each year at the end of daylight savings to make you aware of the potential dangers of walking alone when leaving the campus and encourages you to take actions to ensure you travel safely to your car bus, train or taxi.
You are invited to attend one of our free self-defence courses. These courses are of three hours duration and are usually held between about 5.00pm and 8.00pm on the University campus, you could organise a group session, just contact us or attend a regular session.
Your Security Service keeps car parks under observation as often as possible but responsibility for the security of vehicles and their contents rests with the owners.
Lock vehicles left in University car parks and close all windows. Never leave valuables in open view ... remember most thefts occur from an easily presented opportunity like somebody leaving a wallet in plain view in a locked car!
If you intend to stay at the University late at night move your vehicle (if possible) to a well lit car park closer to the building before it gets dark.
If you have forgotten your bike lock you can borrow one from the Security Office for the day. You simply need to come in and see us and we can lend you one for the day . remember your Student/Staff ID.
Advice on security for your phones, laptops, email etc is now available on the Secure IT website