Crime Reduction and Safety Fortnight 2019

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.

Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October is Crime Reduction and Safety Fortnight at the University. Over the next two weeks, Security colleagues and members of South Yorkshire police will be out and about on campus raising awareness of how crime can affect staff and students.

You will be able to find us in the Diamond exhibition space opposite the Diamond Cafe every day from 10am-4pm, where we will be providing advice, as well as giving away free personal alarms, property marking kits and other tools to keep your property as safe as possible.

The aim is to reduce crime in the wider University community, in particular hate crime, cycle theft and student burglary in private sector housing. We will also be raising awareness around drugs and alcohol and violent crime and the simple steps staff and students can take to keep safe.

Please remember that all incidents on campus or at the student residences should be reported in the first instance to Security Control on our 24-hour line: 0114 222 4085. For emergencies only, call 0114 222 4444.

Incidents which should be reported include:

  • assaults
  • theft and burglary
  • anti-social behaviour such as noise complaints,
  • incidents of a medical nature, whether its mental health issues or physical injuries
  • hate crime incidents
  • any other suspicious incidents of a security, safety or welfare nature

Over Crime Reduction and Safety Fortnight we will also be providing specific guidance to students on hate crime, road safety and cycle crime, burglary reduction, property theft, sexual assault as well as safety information relating to drugs and alcohol.

Kind regards

Richard Yates, Head of Security

Safety advice for staff and students