Having a personal safety plan means thinking about what actions you would take in various situations. Here are some guidelines for developing a safety plan.
- Make sure you know the location of security help phones on campus. Don't wait for an emergency to learn the location of the phone nearest to you.
- Recognise potentially dangerous situations before they develop.
- Trust your intuition - your sixth sense could save you from danger.
- Have a "safe place" you can retreat to if you feel threatened while on campus. Suggested safe places are the library, public areas that are well lit and occupied, occupied reception desks or security offices.
- Consider taking a self-defence course.
- When socialising, don't drink too much. Alcohol lowers your awareness and increases vulnerability.
- Don't accept drinks from strangers. Even if a student or acquaintance offers you a drink, make sure you can see it either poured or opened in front of you. If you're not drinking alcohol you still need to be safe - tea, coffee, milk and milkshakes can also be spiked.
These are merely suggestions, we want you to feel safe at university under any circumstances.
AED locations on campus
Automated external defibrillator (AED) is a type of life saving equipment used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
There are defibrillators located across the three campuses.
Locations of AED