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Emergencies and support services

It's important you know who to contact and what to do in an emergency. You can also access a number of support services and help both during the day and out of hours.

Emergency contacts

First aid symbol

Find out the emergency and non-emergency contact details for first aid, incidents requiring security or the emergency services. Add the phone numbers to your mobile so you have them to hand.

In case of fire

Fire exit sign

If you discover a fire, follow the safety procedure: shout out, get out and stay out. Make sure you're familiar with the fire emergency action and you know how to evacuate a building safely.

Reporting crime

Patrol staff

Fortunately, incidents of crime are infrequent on our campuses. However, if you do witness a crime or are a victim, always report it to the police and the security officers at your campus.


Nightline team

Nightline is an anonymous and confidential listening and information service, run by students, for students. Nightline services are open from 10pm to 8am every night during term time.

Residence Life

Residence Life team

If you live in University residences you can contact the Residence Life team who listen, provide information on services available out of hours, and provide guidance on other University or external services.

Personal safety

Nightclub scence

Our campuses are generally safe places, but you should always be mindful of your personal safety. Be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the campus security staff or by calling the local police.