Safety on campus

Your safety is our priority, and the vast majority of our students come and go from University without any problems with crime. However, it’s important that you think about your own safety when on campus and in the city. Here's some tips to help you stay safe on campus.

Students outside Seacole

1. Familiarise yourself with campus

If you’re confused about where you are, you can look vulnerable. Take the time out in the day to get used to campus and the city.

2. Lock your door

You probably thought you wouldn’t be nagged for locking the door now you’re living away from home. It’s so easy to forget, especially when you’re only heading out for a few minutes, but it only takes seconds for valuables to be stolen.

3. Know the numbers

Our Security Services are on site 24/7 for your safety. If you experience or witness any crime or anti-social behaviour on campus you can call the team on the following numbers:

  • 0121 331 6325 for general enquiries
  • 0121 331 6969 for emergencies only

4. Keep it out of sight

Whether you’re leaving your car, your room or even as your walking through campus try to keep any valuables such as phones, money and electronics out of sight. If you’re carrying cash, try to get it out discreetly when paying for things.

5. Keep it lit

The frontages of our buildings are well lit, but we can’t say the same for some of our surrounding areas. Keep to well-lit paths where you can during the evening.

6. Avoid intruders

Our reception barriers help to manage who is coming in and out of our buildings. By making sure you’re the only person using your ID card for access, you’re keeping yourself and other staff and students safe.

7. Know your University Officer

All West Midlands universities have a dedicated campus Police Officer. You’ll spot our officer PC Tracey Pickering patrolling campus but you can also follow her on Twitter.

8. Shake it off

The Hollie Guard personal safety app lets you automatically send your location and audio/video evidence to a designated contact by just a simple shake or tap of your phone.