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Directorate of Estates and Facilities

Personal Safety Advice - On the Street

•Street crime doesn’t just happen when it’s dark you need to be vigilant at any hour of the day.
•Try to plan your route in advance, choose the busiest with lots of pedestrian/vehicle traffic. In the event of an attack there could be witnesses or people to come to your aid.
•Be aware of your surroundings, who’s approaching you, are they acting in a manner that alarms you. Even during the day are there other people around or are you in effect alone.
•If you’re not happy with your location and there are people in your immediate area that cause you concern, keep your mobile phone concealed.
•If you have to use a mobile phone in public try to do this in a populated area and make sure that you’re in a position to see someone approaching you, particularly from the rear.
•Register property such as laptops/mobile phones etc. on Immobilise. This will ensure that if an item is stolen and recovered by the Police they’ll be able to identify it as yours.
•There’s a unique number in your phone called an IMEI number to get this type *#06# into your keypad and add this number to your Immobilise registration information.
•Install tracking software on your device, some providers allow you to download an App for free.
•If you are a victim of crime PLEASE report it, it’s important. If we don’t know crime is happening we can’t introduce measures to eliminate/reduce offences.
•If you’re on campus contact security on 0161 306 9966 (on the back of your ID card).
•Off campus contact the Police – if there's an immediate threat to a person or property ring 999. If it’s after the event please phone 101.