You must think about your own personal safety when in and around Campus.
Here are some tips:
- When out in the dark, walk with someone else
- Do not take short cuts - stick to well-lit areas
- Share a taxi with friends
Safety of your belongings:
- Do not leave expensive equipment out on display
- Close your curtains at night (especially if you live on the ground floor)
- Do not keep large amounts of cash in your room
- Do not let anyone into the accommodation that you do not know.
- If you see someone in your corridor or block that you do not recognise, contact Security and they will investigate.
- Ensure kitchen windows are shut at night
Your accommodation is provided with layers of security protection. Each building entrance has a separate lock (either key or swipe card operated) to restrict access and a unique lock on your bedroom door ensures you are the sole person able to access your room. Access to kitchen areas are controlled by means of either a lock on the kitchen door or a unique lock fitted to the corridor entrance.
No one will be permitted access to your room without your written permission other than University Staff on authorised business or in an emergency. Also, ensure that you have secured your bedroom window when you leave your room. Caretaker and Security Staff are on duty 24 hours, 7 days a week. They carry out regular patrols around the campus sites, however; if you spot anything suspicious please report it straight away. Security staff can be recognised by their distinctive uniform and are encouraged to wear their ID badges.
West Midlands police have set up a webpage aimed at anyone living within University Accommodation called Safer Students. It hasinformation about how to stay safe when out and about, as well as information about staying safe within halls.