Simple Steps to Street Safety
If you are wearing headphones or chatting on your mobile phone you will be distracted from your surroundings and will not hear trouble approaching.
Invest in a personal alarm
Pick a free alarm up from the Students’ Union reception desk.
Make sure you avoid danger spots
Stick to busy well-lit streets whenever possible and avoid quiet or badly lit alleyways, subways or isolated parks or waste grounds. Take the safer route even if it is longer.
Always plan your journey and have confidence in where you are going.
Listen to your instincts
If you feel threatened in any way, head for a safe place where there will be other people, such as a busy street, shop or a garage.
Ensure you take the same precautions wherever you are
It’s natural to feel more relaxed and comfortable in your own neighbourhood than when you are in an unfamiliar area, but it’s important not to get complacent about your personal safety when close to home.