All major cities have problems with crime and although Liverpool is rated as amongst the safest cities, it is still wise to take steps to make sure you are safe at home and whilst out and about.
This section of our website has information and resources about staying safe and keeping your personal possessions safe while out and about on campus and around the city.
Student Welfare Advice and Guidance work closely with Campus Support Services and our University Police Liaison Officer.
Campus Support Services operate to ensure a safe and secure crime-free environment within the University community, through the provision of a proactive and vigilant security team, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
In cases of EMERGENCY contact 0151 794 2222
For general enquiries please call 0151 794 3252
To help students feel safe and supported, if Campus Support Services are requested to assist you, they will also send a report to Student Welfare Advice and Guidance who will then get in touch with you via your University email about support, usually the next working day.
Keeping yourself safe
- Walk confidently and be aware of what is going on at all times - listening with headphones or talking on the phone while out and about reduces your awareness of what is around you.
- Be vigilant when using cash machines – protect your PIN, avoid the need to use a cashpoint late at night and if you have been drinking. If you do need to withdraw cash late at night use a machine in a well lit area and stay with friends.
- Travel sensibly at night - travel home with friends or in a reputable, licenced taxi – remember, there is safety in numbers! If you do walk home, try to stick to main roads and avoid poorly lit areas including alleyways.
Campus Support provide a 24-hour chaperone service within the campus grounds. Further information can be found on the Campus Support web pages
Keeping your belongings safe
- Register your valuables for free on the Immobilise database and improve your chances of getting it back should it be stolen: https://www.immobilise.com/
- Protect your valuables – keep them out of sight in your home, and whilst out and about. Don’t leave laptops, tablets or phones unattended, even in the library.
- Always lock your bike (even if you are leaving it for a few minutes). Use the University's bike pods. Each of these compounds are fitted with lighting, a panic alarm and are gated with a proximity card access and always use a D lock to secure your bike.
Keeping your home safe
Whether you are living in University accommodation or in the private sector, it is important to familiarise yourself with things you can do to be safe and secure in your accommodation.
Liverpool Student Homes have information about keeping your home safe and secure: https://www.liverpoolstudenthomes.org/Pages/Safety%20and%20security
Merseyside Police also have information about keeping your property and possessions safe
If you are living in a private house or apartment, it is important you know about gas safety and what to do in a gas, water or electrical emergency:
Gas, Water and Electrical Emergency
Gas Safety - Carbon Monoxide - Be aware of the symptoms
What to do if you are a victim of crime
Any theft or incident should be reported immediately to the Police and to the University’s Campus Support Services Security Office. Campus Support are based in Bedford House, Oxford Street (Building no. 505: Ref D4 https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/maps).
- In an emergency, call 999 and on Campus you should phone 0151 794 2222 (2222 from an internal phone).
- To report an incident of crime to the Police, call 101 (in an emergency, 999).
- Campus Support can also be contacted on 0151 794 3252
- The Campus Support Services Security Office is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.