Current incidents


We are treating the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a major incident. For the latest information, visit our dedicated coronavirus incident page at

Safety and security on campus

We continue to work closely with the police and security advisers to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community of staff and students.

We keep our procedures and practices under continual review in the light of local and national guidance, an approach which is especially important in the light of the decision to raise the national threat level.

While we have not been advised of any further security measures at this time, we will be closely consulting with relevant bodies on this issue and preparing in readiness for any further actions that may be needed.

We will also continue to work closely with our Students’ Union, multi-faith chaplaincy and other groups who share our common and unwavering commitment to the values of community cohesion, tolerance and respect.

Stay Safe Principles

The personal safety of our staff and students is paramount, and with this in mind we wanted to share with you the Government's advice on what to do in the unlikely event of a safety threat such as firearms or terrorist activity on campus.

Whilst there are no specific threats to the University, the UK’s national threat level is 'severe' and we want to ensure that everyone is informed about how to stay safe and secure on campus.

The government's advice in such incidents is to ensure you follow the Stay Safe principles: Run, Hide, Tell.

Download: Stay Safe Principles (PDF, 242 KB)

Student online support - hate crime

Guidance and information for students on what hate crime is and how to report it.

Reporting hate crime web pages

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