Keep Safe

Out and About

Out and About

Make sure you keep safe at night, whether on a night out or heading home after study, with these handy tips:

  • Avoid walking home alone. If you do you can use apps like Bsafe and Life360 to track your journey with friends and family, along with other built in safety features.
  • Keep to well lit areas and avoid places you don't know, even if it’s a short cut.
  • Get cash before you go out at night. This means you can avoid using cash machines in the dark and will help curb your spending! Make sure you have some saved for the journey home too.
  • You may come across aggression, avoid getting into a fight by staying calm and respecting others space. If you do have a problem walk away as fast as you can and report the incident to the police.

Transport

Cycling

Make sure you're visible with high vis clothing and lights on your bike - it’s illegal to cycle on a public road after dark without lights and reflectors.

When locking up your bike, two locks are better than one. Keep to well lit-areas and in view of CCTV, where possible.

You can also register your bike for extra security with https://www.bikeregister.com/.

Traveling By Bus

Using the University bus? You can access timetables on the go on the Unibus app or website. The best stop to get on the bus on campus is opposite the Union on Cambridge Road.

Plan your journey in advance and make sure you know alternative buses in case you need them.

Getting a Taxi

If you plan on using a taxi, plan your journeys out and back before you leave and make sure you keep some spare money to one side for fare.

Keep reputable Taxis numbers handy or use approved Hackney’s at Taxi stands

If you are at all worried in a taxi, ask the driver to stop in a busy area and get out of the car.

Reporting

Reporting A Crime

If you become a victim of crime, report to the Police or University Security immediately.

Off campus call 999

On campus call +44 (0) 23 9284 3333

Non-urgent reports can be made to any police station or by calling 101

Safe Space In Guildhall Walk

Hurt? Injured? Lost your mates? Need some help?

Safe Space is open 10.00pm till 3am on Fridays and Saturdays to help anyone who is injured, lost, needing advice or just wants to talk. Visit the Safe Space at Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre.

Contact Safe Space for more information:

T: +44(0)7939 008647

E: robert.anderson-weaver@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Online Safety

Online Safety

Make sure you keep safe online, whether on social media or even emails, with these handy tips:

Tickets and Fraud

Scam emails - would they really ask for that information? To find out more about phishing and identity theft see The Mix.

Also be cautious when buying tickets for events online. Make sure they are legitimate events from a trusted provider.

‘In the last 3 years alone over £8 million has been taken from students through simple scams, frauds or other such attacks’ NUS (2013)

Social Media

Make use of privacy settings on social media. This way you know what you're sharing and with who..

A picture lasts forever, think before you share. Once you do you lose control and you picture may be shared more than you first intended.

If you are attacked online, don’t be ashamed, report it! Depending on the level, the University and Police may be able to support you.

Hampshire police sextortion information and advice

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