Whether it’s your first time in a big city, or you know your surroundings very well, your safety is important.
Here are some tips on keeping you and your belongings safe when out and about.
- If you have to walk alone at night take extra care. Stay on roads that are well lit, relatively busy and avoid short cuts that involve alleyways or walkways across parks or commons with poor lighting.
- Plan your route in advance.
- Don’t use your mobile phone or headphones whilst walking alone. This impacts on your senses that alert you to danger and advertises your vulnerability. Keep them hidden away.
- If you are carrying a bag, try to have it across your chest and keep your hand over the fastening.
- Never leave your bags or other valuables unattended in public places.
- Don’t carry important documents or credit cards that you don’t need.
- Only take your purse or wallet out when you need to and be discreet with your belongings - displaying expensive jewellery or electronic devices, like mobile phones or cameras, could attract unwanted attention
- If you think you are being followed, cross the road or go into a shop and stay there until you are sure you are safe.
If you see any suspicious activity, please contact Security on 0121 204 4803 or 0121 359 2922.
Project Servator is a partnership with West Midlands Police and aims to deter, detect and disrupt a range of criminal activity, while providing a reassuring presence for the public.
It sees highly-visible yet unpredictable police deployments in and around campus and Birmingham. They can happen anywhere and at any time.
They involve both uniformed and plain-clothed officers, supported by a range of other resources such as armed officers, police dogs, vehicle check-points, a network of CCTV cameras, security staff and retailers we work in partnership with.
One of the key elements of Project Servator is unpredictability, so don’t be surprised if you see police officers pop up at various times and locations across the campus.