Staying safe when you arrive at Staffordshire University

Some top tips for student safety from Welcome Week and beyond

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Be Safe at Staffordshire University: Welcome Week Edition

Find out more about our Be Safe campaign at

We want to make all students are aware of the measures they can take to Be Safe at University from the moment they enroll.


The essentials

  • Make sure your phone is charged and that you're able to make calls in case of emergency

  • Get to know your surroundings and the people in them so that you can notice if there's anything out of the ordinary

  • Be wary of any requests for personal information, in person and online, unless you're 100% sure it's legitimate


Securing your home and belongings

  • Register your belongings by marking them with a UV pen. Use something individual to you like your student number and University.

  • You can also register your belongings online on

  • Get insurance for your stuff... we recommend Endsleigh

  • Keep any expensive items out of sight and in a secure place when you're not using them

  • Do the same with any items that hold personal information such as passports and bank cards

  • If you have a bike, invest in a good quality bike lock

  • Always lock, check and lock your windows and doors before you leave - if something isn't locking properly, report it as soon as you can



Going out and about

  • Know how you'll get home and plan ahead, especially whilst you're still getting to know the campus and local area

  • If it's getting dark, or you're worried, let someone know where you are and when you'll be back somewhere safe and comfortable

  • Try not to get too distracted, stay aware of what's going on around you

  • Consider carrying a personal alarm - the Students' Union, ResLife or Staffs Uni Police Officer may give you one for free. Alternatively, there are apps you can download to your phone that provide a similar function



Be Safe Online

  • Install security software on your laptop/computer

  • Check out these resources on protecting yourself and your devices online at


Did you know? Your Students' Union is a non-profit that aims to:

  • Promote and support the interests and welfare of students at Stafforsdhire University during their studies through representation, development and advice
  • Be the recognised representative channel between students, Staffordshire University and external bodies
  • Provide social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and discussion forums to enhance the personal development of students

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