Security Section

Advice for Students

How to stay safe on campus and in town.

Staying Safe

  • Be wary around cash points and keep your valuables out of sight.
  • Enjoy alcohol responsibly and keep track of what you’re drinking. Don’t leave your drink unattended, and never accept drinks from strangers.
  • When walking alone at night, don’t listen to music. Stay alert.
  • On nights out, especially at pubs or clubs, let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to be back, or stay in the company of friends and keep each other safe.
  • Use common sense. If studying late or by yourself, tell somebody. If you feel unsafe or something is not right, contact the Security Section or Police Scotland.

Protecting your Possessions

  • Try to keep expensive things (like your phone, tablet or laptop) out of sight when you’re out and about.
  • Make sure you lock your doors, rooms and windows when leaving your accommodation and put valuables out of sight.
  • Don’t leave your valuable property unattended in libraries, study rooms or other open space.
  • Ensure you mark your laptop, tablets, phones, bikes and other valuables with a unique identifier – preferably where it can’t be seen.
  • Apply a passcode to all mobile devices. Dial *#06# on your mobile for a unique number. Take a note of this number to aid with recovery if it’s lost or stolen
  • Lock your bicycle with good quality locks and in sheds or well-lit areas.