Studying and safety after hours

alert level faqs

If you're studying on campus at night, you can take some steps to keep yourself safe.

​​​Tips for your safety when studying late

  • ​​​​Avoid walking alone at night. Travel with a friend or arrange a security escort.
  • Use well-illuminated routes and parks in areas that will be well lit and populated when you return.
  • Be alert and walk purposefully. A person who is confident, walking upright and briskly is less likely to become a victim.
  • Carry your keys in your hand for quick access when approaching your building or vehicle.
  • If you think someone is following you, go to a place where you know there are other people and telephones.
  • Carrying a mobile​ phone may make you feel more secure.
  • Tell someone where you're going and the time you expect to return.
  • Check door are locked at night. Don't assume somebody else will do it. ​​

Security escorts

​If you're concerned about walking between buildings and campus car parks, a security escort is available day and night. To arrange this service, call AUT Security in advance on 09 921 9997.

Contact us

AUT Security
0800 AUT SAFE (288 7233)

AUT Facilities Management Help Desk
+64 9 921 9999 ext 7777
transport@aut.ac.​nz​

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