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Personal safety

Health and safety

View our introduction to Health and Safety for students.

Policing and security on campus

We do not have a permanent police presence on any of our campuses. In an emergency call 999 (if you need to do this, please let reception know immediately). You can also speak with Reception or night Security staff who may call the police or contact the Residencial Life Team. All our campuses have Community Police Officers who's details can be found at:

International students may find the guidance from the British Council useful.

Five hints for staying safe & healthy at University

  1. Know what to do in an emergency – make sure you know how to react in an emergency, where to go and who to contact
  • Follow fire evacuation signs
  • Know where Fire Assembly Points are located
  • Know how to contact a first aider
  1. Know how to set up your workstation – spending long periods of time using a poorly set up laptop or PC can lead to fatigue and musculoskeletal injury
  • Make sure the seat is at the correct height and the backrest is supportive
  • Sit with the PC/Laptop directly in front of you
  • Take regular breaks
  1. Don’t go out alone – when setting off on a night out make sure you go in groups of 2 or more
  • Look out for each other
  • Keep an eye on your drinks
  • Intersperse alcoholic drinks with soft drinks or water – have a good time, but stay in control
  1. Follow safety procedures – your tutors and technicians will tell you how to work safely
  • If you’re not sure how to proceed – ask
  • Wear any safety clothing required
  • Don't use equipment if you haven't been trained how to use it
  1. Keep out of hazardous areas – areas around campus may be cordoned off to protect passers-by from hazards