An important part of our job at De Montfort Students Union (DSU) is doing our bit to help keep you safe – that’s why we’ve come together with De Montfort University (DMU) to give you some top tips on keeping yourself from harm.
- if you are walking across the city late at night, try to do so with a friend or take a taxi, and if you need to visit an ATM at night get a friend to accompany you;
- keep your personal belongings hidden and close to you and any carried bags strapped across your shoulder;
- try to stay in well-lit areas, and if you notice anyone you think is suspicious or believe you are being followed, get yourself into a shop or building where there are other people who can help you;
- and most of all…be sensible about your safety!
The DMU campus has a dedicated full-time 24-hour security presence that will respond to you on or near campus if you need assistance. CCTV cameras observe and record activity around the clock, and working with the Campus Police Officer they continuously patrol and investigate any incidents involving students staff or visitors to the campus to make sure it’s a safe place to be.
You can ring DMU Security at any time on 0116 257 7642. Pop their number into your contacts!
Keira Rounsley, VP Welfare and Community at DSU, said: “We understand that winter is here and it gets dark early – but we also know that student life doesn’t stop.
“You might be in the library late and walking home alone. That’s why we are working in partnership with the university to keep you safe and ensure that you feel safe and supported in all ways possible.”