Staying Safe

staying-safeTips on how to Stay Safe at Uni

It’s no secret that burglary is a growing problem on British campuses. Most freshers arrive with expensive laptops, mobile phones and MP3 players, which attract thieves.
 What you could do is extend your parents' home insurance or take out insurance in your own name to cover your possessions. However, a point to remember is that this may only cover you for break-ins to your student residence.

 

Cash Machines

  • Observe your surroundings before using a cash machine. If the machine is obstructed from view or poorly lit, go to another cash machine.
  • Take along a friend, if possible, especially at night.
  • Have your card ready. Don't fumble through your wallet trying to find it.
  • Put your cash, card, and receipt away immediately. Count your money later. And always take your receipt with you.
  • Always cover your pin number up so that others cannot see it. If the bank is open go inside and use the cash machine.


Burglary

  • Never place identity tags on your key ring. If you lose your keys and the wrong person finds them this is like giving them the keys to your accommodation.
  • Be aware of bogus door to door callers, requesting personal details or claiming to be somebody they are not. When in doubt, request identification Don't leave your personal belongings on show in the window.
  • Always make sure all doors and windows are locked before leaving your accommodation.


Street Robbery

  • Walk in groups and stay in well lit areas. There's less chance of a personal attack when there are witnesses or the action can be easily seen.
  • Walk with your head up and look around you as you walk.
  • Avoid leaving personal belongings on show.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and don't walk in areas you are not familiar with.

 

You can find more information on student safety here

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