Personal Safety

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

24-hour security services

There are security patrols circulating on both campuses at all times, and for added peace of mind there is a monitored CCTV system beamed back to University Security Control. The Security Control Booth for the John Anderson Campus is in the Livingstone Tower.

In an emergency

The 24-hour security team on each campus are all fully-trained first-aiders and should be your first call at any time of the day or night. If you need to reach Security, call: 

  • ext 3333 (from telephones in academic buildings on either campus)
  • ext 8888 (from campus residences)
  • 0141 548 3333 (from off-campus or mobile)

Be responsible

There are simple things you can do to protect yourself, such as not taking 'shortcuts' across campus or walking in poorly-lit areas after dark, carrying a personal alarm and reporting suspicious activities to the Security Services.

View the Personal Safety Guide for more information.

Useful Information

At risk register

If you suffer from a medical condition that could need urgent treatment, we strongly recommend that you are on our at risk register so that we can respond effectively in an emergency.

Helpful guidance

Our security team are always happy to give students advice. We've also been speaking to Strathclyde Police - your local police force - and they've asked us to pass on some tips on how you can stay safe when you're out there living the student life.