Keeping safe

PC Jeanette Denton, Engagement Officer for Southampton Solent University Campus and Student ResidencesWe have developed a close liaison with Hampshire Constabulary; this is supported by a dedicated engagement officer for Southampton Solent University campus and student residences who attends meetings with students, staff and local residents in the community and works closely with us and our Students' Union.  

Information and advice is given to students on taking care of themselves and their property and police liaison surgeries are held regularly to talk about any problems that may arise, ensuring a safe and enjoyable time for our students.  

Useful advice on keeping safe

Find useful advice for living in your new city in our student living guide.

The student living guide|

Some top tips

  1. Take a mate on your way home - someone trusted who can accompany you safely 
  2. Drink responsibly - don't let alcohol cloud your judgment 
  3. Stick to main well-lit paths - don't use cutways or shortcuts 
  4. Keep belongings out of sight - don't advertise your phone, wallet or MP3 player 
  5. Pre-book taxis - never hail an unregistered cab. 
  6. Be aware of your surroundings - don't walk home listening to music or talking on your phone
  7. If anyone tries to steal something from you using or threatening force, let the item go - there is no shame in walking away. Your safety is worth more than your possessions.

If any student has been the unfortunate victim of a crime or has witnessed an incident take place, please call the police: 999 in an emergency; 101 for a non-emergency.

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