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 shortcuts - 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 has information about how to stay safe when out and about, as well as information about staying safe within halls.
The Accommodation Hub works 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, The Accommodation Hub 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 City Accommodation Hub throughout the academic year to answer any queries students may have or provide support or signposting services where necessary.
If you want to find out more about the officers or West Midlands Police view the following social media outlets:
General Enquiries: 01902 321000
University Student Accommodation: 01902 321268
Students Union Advice and Support: 01902 322038
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
Police Statistics: www.police.uk
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 marked area between RMP & RMV
- At Student Village (Walsall), in the gated Circle
- At Gorway (Walsall)
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.
May this year; we introduced students to the Wolves Den on Lomas Street! It is an outdoor social area which has Wi-Fi and Electrical plug sockets. This social area is equipped with outdoor gym equipment that is free to use! Want to check it out?
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:
|2.5 kg potatoes||£1.19|
|1 kg onions||£0.67|
|Packet of chillies||£0.50|
|400 g mushrooms||£1.00|
|750 g minced beef||£5.00|
|Tin of baked beans||£0.32|
|Tin of tomato soup||£0.45|
|500 g pasta||£0.59|
|500 g margarine||£0.90|
|350 g cornflakes||£1.10|
|1 jar of jam||£0.75|
|1 litre of orange juice||£0.69|
|2 pints of semi-skimmed milk||£0.75|
|Packet of mixed salad||£1.00|
|1 kg carrots||£0.45|
|1 packet of chicken drumsticks||£4.00|
|1 kg sausages||£2.00|
|Tin of sweetcorn||£0.50|
|1 kg long grain rice||£1.28|
|900 g frozen peas||£1.35|
|6 medium eggs||£0.85|
|Loaf of bread||£0.55|
|1 packet of digestive biscuits||£0.60|
|200 g coffee||£1.79|
|2 litres of cola||£0.53|
|4 toilet rolls||£1.75|
Total = £31.31 (average cost of weekly shop purchasing supermarkets own brand)
Things you may buy monthly.
|x4 bars of soap||£1.20|
|500ml washing-up liquid||£0.65|
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 conveniently located close by.
The Accommodation Hub offer you the opportunity to purchase various items such as Bed Linen, towels and kitchen utensils via the Accommodation Online Shop.