Stay safe principles

The personal safety of staff and students at the University of Sheffield 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 of Sheffield, the UK’s national threat level is currently substantial (March 2024) and we want to ensure that everyone is informed about how to stay safe and secure on campus and in your student residence.

Run, Hide, Tell

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

If you have any questions about personal security in your student residence or on campus, our Security Services team, have a wealth of knowledge and are happy to give you advice and guidance - contact us.