Important Note: Safety on Victoria Park
Students and staff are urged to exercise caution with regard to their personal safety when they are off campus following incidents in which students have been assaulted in Victoria Park.
The University and the Students' Union wish to encourage members of the University to take all possible precautions with regard to their personal safety. These include:
• Walking in groups
• Avoiding alleyways
• Being aware of your surroundings
• Concealing items of value while walking such as mobile phones, personal stereos (including headphones!) and wallets
For more information on students’ personal safety contact Clare Taylor, Head of Student Welfare Service, or Kate Newton, Vice-President Welfare (Students' Union), both of whom are based in the Percy Gee Building.
Students are also urged to make use of the Students' Union Safety Bus. This provides transport for students who would otherwise have to walk home alone at night or rely on taxis. It is a service that guarantees you a lift home even after the public buses stop running. You can also use the service when visiting friends or going out into the city centre. The Safety Bus is provided and subsidised by the Students' Union and it costs only £1.50 per journey. You can save even more by buying a Safety Bus Pass for £79 annually (£49 for the remainder of this academic year). Students can buy the Safety Bus cards from Aida Lockton on firstname.lastname@example.org
Places in the Safety Bus are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Be assured, however, that if the bus is full the driver will return for you.
If anyone wishes to report an incident, please contact the local police on 0116 222 2222.
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