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Student handbook Your safety & security

We work hard to provide a safe and secure environment for our students. On campus we’ve over 90 trained and dedicated security service staff on hand to provide help and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Personal safety

Please read our personal safety guides to help keep yourself safe on campus and in Glasgow.

Staying safe tips

If you are working late in the university, doing a part-time job or out in the evening, try to follow these sensible precautions:
  • Be sure someone knows where you are, when you're due back and how to contact you
  • Go out and return home with friends
  • Don't accept a lift from anyone you do not know
  • Don't leave your drink unattended
  • Only use officially registered taxis

Report & Support

A safe campus is the responsibility of everyone who is part of the University community: staff, students and visitors. We all have a responsibility to report if someone’s safety has been threatened, whether that is through inappropriate behaviour, verbal or physical harassment, or other actions that make them feel unsafe, for example threatening posters, stickers or graffiti.

Please report, even if you think you don’t have enough information for us to take action immediately.

First Aid

Security staff are all fully trained first-aiders and should be your first call at any time of the day or night. They can also provide assistance and access to the emergency services or police, if necessary.

Emergency

In case of an emergency outside of the university premises, you should dial 999.

This is a free phone number which you can use on your mobile and telephone. This number is used to contact the police, fire service and an ambulance. You'll be asked by the operator which service you require. Be specific and provide relevant information such as the place you are in, your name and what the issue is.

Student Help Zone

A new Student Help Zone has been launched in Glasgow to help students who find themselves in vulnerable situations. We're supporting the venture, run by Police Scotland and Community Safety Glasgow.

There are four buildings on campus acting as help points in the programme and there are more than 40 more around the city, in supermarkets, coffee shops, banks and other universities. Find out more about the Student Help Zone.