The University regards the safety of students and the protection of their belongings as of paramount importance and will do everything possible to prevent the occurrence of crime.
The University employs a team of qualified security officers to help preserve a safe environment and to protect the University buildings and equipment. You will recognise the University security team as they wear a uniform and carry ID. Please help them by following their requests and instructions.
Our security department has a 24-hour manned Control Room, coupled with 24-hour patrolling officers covering all areas of both campuses.
Tel: +44 (0) 1707 281010 or internal extension 1010, or +44 (0) 1707 285555 or internal extension 5555 in emergencies.
The University has its own dedicated Policer Officer and two Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). The team help to investigate student related crime and help to promote student safety on and off campus.
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
To report a crime that has already occurred, and does not require an emergency response, use the non-Emergency phone number: 101.
For circumstances involving immediate danger and/or if a crime is in progress, use the emergency phone number: 999.
For more information about student safety guidance, visit the relevant page on Ask Herts.
Ask Herts also has more information about safety whilst living in off-campus accommodation.
The following list of suggestions is not exhaustive, and there are lots of additional simple steps that can be taken to ensure your safety. Further advice relating to personal safety can be obtained from the University security team, or your local police.
Although the level of crime on all University sites remains low, we need your help to reduce it even further. The security team works very closely with the Hertfordshire Constabulary in analysing crime to establish trends, which means resources can be targeted to the areas where crime is most prevalent.
Tel: + 44 (0) 01707 281010 or extension 1010.
You can also contact the University’s Confidential Crime Line, there is no need to leave your personal details. Regardless of how insignificant you may regard a crime to be, it may be a small part of something much larger, and the security team and the police need to be aware of it.
Tel: +44 (0) 01707 286333 or internal extension 3333.
You can also report a crime via the independent charity Crime Stoppers, which is an alternative anonymous reporting line.
Tel: 0800 555 111
For wider information on what to do in an emergency consider downloading the free government supported advice app Citizen Aid, or visit their website.