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Darker evenings: safety advice

With winter approaching, and the evenings getting darker earlier (the clocks went back one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 October), please remember to take extra care when you are out and about to keep yourself safe.

There are some simple, common sense things you can do to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime or being involved in a traffic accident at night. Below we highlight some of the actions you can take to keep yourself safe over winter….

The University’s Security team offers a range of guidance on personal safety and there is a 24 hour a day, uniformed security service, and closed circuit television cameras covering most of the site. There is also a campus shuttle bus service which includes a night service around campus, which runs every day of the year, except Christmas Day.

Don’t forget if you are cycling or driving, take greater care in poor visibility conditions giving yourself more time to react. There are some useful dos and don’ts for safe cycling and also some handy cycling safety tips on the insite cycling pages.

The International Office would also recommend that International students read the information on the International Office’s website. There’s also a range of useful information in the British Council’s Creating Confidence brochure which gives tips and advice on making sure that your time in the UK is safe and enjoyable.

For more information and links to other useful resources, visit the University's Security Services website.

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