Security Advice


Sheffield is one of England's safest large cities, but as with all cities in the world, there is of course some crime, and we try to keep you up to date with the latest security advice in order to help you stay as safe as possible.  

We have received the following messages from South Yorkshire Police:

1. On Saturday night two incidents were reported in the Netherthorpe area of Sheffield. South Yorkshire Police detectives are investigating both offences and extra police patrols are in place in the area. The nature of these incidents does not suggest that the motive was to do with the victims' race or nationality.

South Yorkshire Police work closely with the University to do everything they can to keep students and staff as safe as possible. Such incidents are thankfully rare and Sheffield is one of the safest large cities in the UK. Please help us to keep incidents to a minimum by reporting any suspicious activity on phone number 101. Please also see the University's safety video for international students available here.


2. There have been reports of people selling stolen and fake goods near to the central campus. If you are approached by anyone on the street who tries to sell you cheap electrical items or other goods please do not accept them and report any suspicious activity you see to the police on phone number 101.

If you do become a victim of crime, please remember that there are services to assist you. Report the crime immediately to the police on 999 (emergency situations and if a crime is in progress) or 101 (non-emergency situations or to report a crime that is not in progress). The University Security Service can be contacted on 0114 222 4085 and can assist with contacting the police as well as providing advice to students.