Safety and security

  1. Safety

    The West Yorkshire Police website offers advice to students on how to keep yourself and your friends safe.

    West Yorkshire Police
  2. Security

    Trained staff are on campus and at many halls of residence 24 hours a day to ensure your welfare and safety. The Security team have put together a guide with their tips for staying safe on and off campus below.

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Security Team

At student halls there is 24hr security and I've never felt safer.

Victoria Marsden House

Leeds Beckett accommodations are among the safest places in Leeds for you to live, with keycard locks on all rooms, flats and buildings as well as security teams on-site every day and night at most sites.

Even so, it's really important that we all do our bit to help keep our halls communities safe. Take a look at the resources below to make sure you know how to keep safe during your time at university.

Safety and security tips and advice

This advice has been gathered from our experienced Security team.

Stay connected to others – be sure to let someone know what you are doing and stay in regular contact.

If you are going on a blind date or a first date, make sure a friend is aware and that they know where you are going. Keep in touch with your friend throughout the evening.

If you think you or a friend has had their drink spiked, then seek medical support. If you need help then there are a number of support teams in the city centre. You can get support from the SIA approved door staff at the venue you are in, Street Angels, Leeds Ambassadors and Police and Paramedics. They all work within the city during the day and night and are linked to each other if support is needed.

Take responsibility for your personal belongings. Keep wallets, purses and mobile phones out of sight and on your person when not in use. Mobile phones can make you a target for thieves – use ear phones sparingly, especially at night, as they identify that you are carrying a device.

 

The easiest way to look after your possessions is to make sure you have them on you at all times. If you leave the room, take them with you or leave them with a friend.

A good idea is to mark your valuables using a security marker like a UV pen. Adding an invisible mark with something that identifies you as the owner (e.g. a post code, your surname) can make it easier for the police to return your things to you when they find them.

You can also register with Immobilise - a free service where you can register your possessions making it easier for police to return stolen items to you. 

At night, travel in groups if possible and stick to well-lit routes, even if it takes a bit longer. When getting public transport late at night, try and wait at a stop or platform where there are other individuals around.

If you find you're feeling vulnerable while walking around at night, you can pick up a personal attack alarm from security desks, the Student Hub and the Accommodation team. 

Taxis home are safer than walking – if you’ve not got any cash on you, the Students' Union have an arrangement with Amber Cars which means you can give your student ID card to the driver and then pay for the taxi at the Student Hub when you go to collect your card.

Always carry your student ID card whether on or off campus, this supports access within our university and access to the Library 24/7.

Stay connected to others – be sure to let someone know what you are doing and stay in regular contact.

If you are going on a blind date or a first date, make sure a friend is aware and that they know where you are going. Keep in touch with your friend throughout the evening.

If you think you or a friend has had their drink spiked, then seek medical support. If you need help then there are a number of support teams in the city centre. You can get support from the SIA approved door staff at the venue you are in, Street Angels, Leeds Ambassadors and Police and Paramedics. They all work within the city during the day and night and are linked to each other if support is needed.

Take responsibility for your personal belongings. Keep wallets, purses and mobile phones out of sight and on your person when not in use. Mobile phones can make you a target for thieves – use ear phones sparingly, especially at night, as they identify that you are carrying a device.

 

The easiest way to look after your possessions is to make sure you have them on you at all times. If you leave the room, take them with you or leave them with a friend.

A good idea is to mark your valuables using a security marker like a UV pen. Adding an invisible mark with something that identifies you as the owner (e.g. a post code, your surname) can make it easier for the police to return your things to you when they find them.

You can also register with Immobilise - a free service where you can register your possessions making it easier for police to return stolen items to you. 

At night, travel in groups if possible and stick to well-lit routes, even if it takes a bit longer. When getting public transport late at night, try and wait at a stop or platform where there are other individuals around.

If you find you're feeling vulnerable while walking around at night, you can pick up a personal attack alarm from security desks, the Student Hub and the Accommodation team. 

Taxis home are safer than walking – if you’ve not got any cash on you, the Students' Union have an arrangement with Amber Cars which means you can give your student ID card to the driver and then pay for the taxi at the Student Hub when you go to collect your card.

Always carry your student ID card whether on or off campus, this supports access within our university and access to the Library 24/7.

Bike Shelter in Headingley Campus

Cycling

You can hire out a bike from the Bike Hub or BikeFix workshops (£35 for 3 months plus a £50 deposit). When locking your bike, we recommend using a D-lock as these are the most secure.

Police Liaison Officer: Mark Fox (PC 4993)

PC Mark Fox is the University's Police Liaison Officer. He works on site with our Security team to provide advice and investigate any potential police matters.

Addresses and emergency numbers

Jacob Street, Leeds, LS2 8BR

Reception 0113 887 0140 (opening hours: 09:00 to 17:00)

Woodhouse Ln, Leeds, LS2 9PD

Reception 0113 246 9401 (opening hours: 09:00 to 17:00)

Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3GZ

Reception - 0113 278 1392

Office - 0113 278 1401

24 hour security mobile - 07525 906 680

Broad Lane, Leeds, LS5 3RX

Reception - 0113 389 4170

24 hour security mobile - 07968 183 301

1-3 Burley Road, Leeds, LS3 1LN

Reception - 020 3595 3284

24 hour security mobile - 07704 751 038

1 Mill Street, Leeds, LS9 8NA

Unipol Office - 0113 243 0169 (opening hours: 09:00 to 17:00)

Unipol out of hours number - 0113 244 3799

Meanwood Road, Leeds, LS7 2DJ

Reception - 0113 262 5835

24 hour security mobile – 07870 558 949

Clay Pit Lane, Leeds, LS2 8AR

Reception – 0113 244 5297 (opening hours: 09:00 to 17:00)

Blocks A-D, St. Marks Street, Leeds, LS2 9EQ

Sugarwell Court Reception - 0113 262 5835

24 hour security mobile - 07980 294 826