- Travel in groups of two or more, even during the daytime, whenever possible
- Stick to well-lit, safe routes that can easily be overseen
- Avoid dark and narrow alleyways and quieter areas
- Even if it takes a little while longer, take diversions into more populated areas if there is a suitable route
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times - do not use mobile phones/headphones whilst walking
- Do not carry large amounts of cash/valuables
- Keep your phone hidden away in a pocket rather than in a bag, so that you can call the police if necessaryIsolated short cuts should always be treated with caution, even if it seems tempting to take a short cut
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Call the police on 999 if you have time, or raise the alarm locally by screaming/shouting/running, if you believe you are about to become a victim of crime.
If you have any concerns about your personal safety, talk to the Campus Security team or the Police.