News | Thursday, 14th September 2017

When you are planning your nights out, don’t forget to plan your way home too

The first few weeks at university can be such an exciting experience for new students - meeting lots of new people, trying out new activities, getting stuck into your new course and navigating a new city

But with new experiences sometimes come new dangers. It’s important that you don’t let the fear of crime stop you enjoying yourselves. Remember to plan ahead, be aware of your surroundings and local safe zones, and look out for your friends.

When you are planning your nights out – what to wear, where to go, who to go with – make sure you plan your way home too!

Taxis

Buses, trains and trams

Walking

If you feel unsafe or want more information

If you have been the victim of crime you should contact GMP on the 101 number, or dial 999 in an emergency.

Student Safe Zones are areas where you can go when you feel unsafe, and you can safely wait for friends, ask staff to contact the Police or emergency services, or just wait for the problem to pass. Find out more about local Student Safe Zones here.

You can find more information, advice and contact details for the University security team here.

The Advice Centre at The Union are also on hand to answer any questions. You can find their contact details here.

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