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There a several things you can do to protect your belongings, yourself and the people around you.

Personal Safety

- Keep your windows and doors locked especially when you are asleep.
- Get to know your rights as an individual - Abuse is not ok.
- When you are out and about at night, try to stay as a group or with at least a couple of friends.

Flat and Room Safety

While living in your student flat, be aware of your surroundings.

- Always lock your house/flat up when you are not at home.
- Make a note of serial and model numbers on all valuable items you own e.g laptop, camera, playstation etc.
- Be aware of people who are not generally from your area.
-Make sure your flat/house is kitted out with smoke detectors

Safety within the university grounds

Many of you may not be aware of the security service we have here at the university. The Security Centre is located in B Block Annex, between the Law School and B Block. Staff are contactable 24 hours a day seven days a week, simply call 07 838 4444. To keep yourself safe whilst walking from a late night class or the library:

- Follow the red dotted paths that are situated around the university, these are specially lit up and lead you to various car parks.
- If it is dark after you finish a lecture or the library, you can phone security and they can escort you to your car.

Road Safety - Driving in New Zealand

- Remember the speed limit through the city is 50kph
- Seat belts must be worn at all times
- Cyclists must wear a helmet at all times whilst riding and during the hours of darkness lights must be on your cycle both rear and front