Out and About

Personal Safety

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.

Safer students

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.

Community Policing

Accommodation Services work in partnership with West Midlands Police to ensure students are given the appropriate support, advice and guidance throughout their stay whilst living within University Accommodation.

At the Wolverhampton Campus, Accommodation Services work in conjunction with the two local Police Community Support Officer (PCSOs), Lee Haynes and Matt Pilsbury. 

 

Drop in Surgeries

The PCSOs hold surgeries within Accommodation Services throughout the academic year to answer any queries students may have or provide support or signposting services where necessary.

They will be held at Lomas Street, City Campus on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 18th October – 4-5pm
  • Tuesday 14th November – 4-5pm
  • Monday 11th December  - 4-5pm

If you want to find out more about the officers or West Midlands Police view the following social media outlets:

Useful Contacts

Wolverhampton University

General Enquiries: 01902 321000

University Student Accommodation: 01902 321268

Students Union Advice and Support: 01902 322038

Social Media:

  • @wlv_uni
  • @WolvesSU

Other Useful Contacts

Register your valuable items for free on this national property database: www.immobilise.com

Lost or had your mobile phone stolen? Ring 08701123123 to have it blocked on all networks.

To find your IMEI Number type *#06#

Information about personal safety: www.suzylamplugh.org

Alcohol Awareness: www.drinkaware.co.uk

Drugs Awareness: www.talktofrank.com

Reporting Crime & Police Contact

Emergency Number: 999 Non-emergency Number: 101

Your local Police Force is West Midlands Police.

Visit www.west-midlands.police.uk for your Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Reporting Hate Crime: True Vision www.report-it.org.uk

Crimestoppers (report crime anonymously): 0800 555 111 www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Anti-Terrorism hotline: 0800 789 321

Student Watch: https://www.wolvesunion.org/adviceandsupport/ourservices/generaladvice/securityandsafety/

Police Statistics: www.police.uk

Trips and Events

Cardiff Saturday 21st October 2017

The trip will take place on Saturday 21st October and will cost £20 (this includes travel to and from Cardiff). Book your place here!

Blackpool & the Illuminations Saturday 28th October 2017

The trip will take place on Saturday 28th October and will cost £15 (this includes travel to and from Blackpool). Book your place here!

Blists Hill Victorian Town & Ironbridge Saturday 4th November 2017

The trip will take place on Saturday 4th November and will cost £15 (this includes travel to and from Blists Hill & entrance into the museum). Book your place here!

Oxford Saturday 11th November 2017

The trip will take place on Saturday 11th November and will cost £20 (this includes travel to and from Oxford). Book your place here!

Liverpool Saturday 18th November 2017

The trip will take place on Saturday 18th November and will cost £15 (this includes travel to and from Liverpool). Book your place here!

Glastonbury Frost Fayre Saturday 25th November 2017

The trip will take place on Saturday 25th November and will cost £20 (this includes travel to and from Glastonbury). Book your place here!

Stratford Upon Avon Saturday 27th January 2018

The trip will take place on Saturday 27th January and will cost £10 (this includes travel to and from Stratford Upon Avon). Book your place here!

Chester Saturday 10th February 2018

The trip will take place on Saturday 10th February and will cost £15 (this includes travel to and from Chester). Book your place here!

Bristol Saturday 24th February 2018

The trip will take place on Saturday 24th February and will cost £15 (this includes travel to and from Bristol). Book your place here!

Liverpool Saturday 10th March 2018

The trip will take place on Saturday 10th March and will cost £15 (this includes travel to and from Liverpool). Book your place here!

York Saturday 17th March 2018

The trip will take place on Saturday 17th March and will cost £20 (this includes travel to and from York). Book your place here!

Cambridge Saturday 24th March 2018

The trip will take place on Saturday 24th March and will cost £20 (this includes travel to and from Cambridge). Book your place here!

Oxford Saturday 7th April 2018

The trip will take place on Saturday 7th April and will cost £20 (this includes travel to and from Oxford). Book your place here!

Bath Saturday 21st April 2018

The trip will take place on Saturday 21st April and will cost £15 (this includes travel to and from Bath). Book your place here!

On Campus Facilities

BBQ Areas

We have communal BBQ areas for all of our residents to enjoy at our City & Walsall Campuses

They can be found:

  • At Lomas Street (City), in the gated area outside RMG & RMI
  • At North Road (City), in the makred area between RMP & RMV
  • At Student Village (Walsall), in the gated Circle
  • At Gorway (Walsall) 

Table Tennis

Have you seen the latest addition to Lomas Street?!

We've had some new table tennis tables installed - they're free to use all you need to do is come into the Accommodation Office on Lomas Street and ask for a bat & ball! 

Look out for our table tennis tournaments on WLVCampusLife!

Wolves Den

May this year; we introduced students to the Wolves Den on Lomas Street! It is an outdoor social area which has WiFi and Electrical plug sockets. This social area is accompained with outdoor gym equipment that is free to use! Want to check it out? Click here to see photo's.

 

 

Where To Buy Food and Essential Items

The cost of living in Wolverhampton is similar to most cities in the UK – apart from London which is a bit more expensive. As a student you will get to know where to shop and how to budget.

Prices are very different depending on where you shop and what products you buy. Supermarkets often have ‘own-label’ brands which are cheaper than more recognised brands. The shopping list below should give you an approximate idea of the cost of basic products in the UK from a supermarket.

Wolverhampton has a variety of major supermarkets including ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, cheaper supermarkets including Lidl and Aldi and premium supermarkets such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer.

Here is an example of what a basic week's shopping will cost: 

Item

Cost

Item

Cost

2.5kg potatoes

£1.19

Packet of mixed salad 

£1.00

1kg onions 

67p

1kg carrots 

45p 

Packet of chillies 

50p 

Garlic 

25p 

400g mushrooms

£1.00

1 packet of chicken drumsticks

£4.00

750g minced beef

£5.00

1kg sausages

£2.00

Tin of baked beans

32p

Tin of sweetcorn

50p

Tin of tomato soup

45p

1kg long grain rice

£1.28

500g pasta

59p

900g frozen peas

£1.35

500g margarine

90p

6 medium eggs 

85p 

350g cornflakes

£1.10

Loaf of bread 

55p

1 jar of jam

75p 

1 packet of digestive biscuits 

60p 

80 teabags 

50p 

200g coffee 

1.79p 

1 litre of orange juice 

69p 

2 litres of cola 

53p 

2 pints of semi-skimmed milk

75p

4 toilet rolls

£1.75

Total = £31.31  (average cost of weekly shop purchasing supermarkets own brand)

Things you may buy monthly.

Item

Cost

Item

Cost

washing powder

£5.00

500ml washing-up liquid

65p

 shampoo

80p

deodorant

£1.00

hand wash

55p

shower gel

55p

x4 bars of soap

£1.20

 

 

Total = £9.75 (average cost of monthly goods purchasing supermarket own brands)

Meat fruit and vegetables can also be purchased from local council run markets. All Campuses have well known supermarkets convenientley located close by.

Other Purchases 

Accommodation Services offer you the opportunity to purchase various items such as Bed Linen, towels and kitchen utensils via the Accommodation Online Shop

For the latest events and information about what's happening in Accommodation, Sports and Catering check out WLVCampusLife!