Crime Reduction and Safety Fortnight 2016
Help share information with students and learn how to keep yourself safe during Crime Reduction and Safety Fortnight, 26 September – 7 October
As the new academic year begins and we welcome new students to campus we want to do our utmost to remain a safe and secure place to work and study. Security Services Manager Richard Yates explains how you can help.
"From 26 September to 7 October 2016 we are running Crime Reduction and Safety Fortnight. We would like your help to provide students with crime reduction information and to help them feel confident about reporting any crimes that do occur.
"The aim of our campaign is to reduce crime in the wider University community, in particular hate crime, cycle theft and student burglary in private sector housing. Students living in rented accommodation outside campus are more vulnerable to burglary and anti-social behaviour. International students are also more vulnerable as they are often seen as prime targets for exploitation.
"Over the two weeks of the campaign, staff and students will be out and about around campus raising awareness of how crime can affect students and the University community. They will be answering questions, giving out freebies and demonstrating the best ways to keep you and your property as safe as possible.
"In the Diamond exhibition space every day from 10am–4pm and at the Edge on selected evenings from 4.30–6pm security staff, students from the Welfare Committee, and the South Yorkshire Police will all be on hand to provide advice and to give out free personal attack alarms and other giveaways.
"They will also be carrying out free property marking onto the Immobilise National Database. This means that your property is traceable back to you if it is ever stolen. Please do visit us and let your students know too.
"We will be in touch via email and on the staff page over the two weeks of the campaign with specific guidance on hate crime, road safety and cycle crime, burglary reduction and property theft."