Student safety on campus and in Leicester

Leicester is generally a safe place to live and study.

As in any city, however, unsettling incidents can occur. Following some simple advice and taking a few basic precautions can make a real difference in keeping you, your accommodation and your belongings safe and secure.

Plan ahead, think how you will get home safely and which route you will take if you are having a night out.

DMU Security

The DMU Security team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Security control room is located on campus and as well as running campus patrols, Security operate a comprehensive CCTV system around campus. If you have any questions or concerns about your safety, you can contact Security at any time.

We also recommend storing the Security number in your mobile: DMU Security Estates Services Building: 0116 257 7642

DMU Security provide advice and guidance on personal safety and how to look after yourself and your possessions. Click here for more information.

If you did not receive a Welcome folder to DMU, containing an emergency contacts card, you can ask for one in Student Gateway.

Campus Police Officer

The DMU Security team work closely with the police. A specialist police officer, Calven Bayliss, is based on the DMU campus and has an office in the Student Gateway (Gateway House). You can contact Calven online here.

Emergencies: If a crime is happening now, is about to happen, or has just happened then telephone 999 and ask for the police. For non-emergencies, you can also contact Leicester police by phoning 101.

Safety advice

  • Where possible, walk in groups along well lit roads
  • Keep your valuables in your bags/pockets – don’t have them on show
  • If you find yourself in a vulnerable situation, throw your possessions away from the individual and run away
  • Call a taxi for when it’s time to head home, ADT is 0116 255 5222
  • Report all incidents or near miss incidents to DMU Security (0116 257 7642 – 24 hours) and the police on 999.

If anyone has any concerns, they are very welcome to meet Head of Security, Kevin Burrows, in the Security Office (just up the street from the campus centre).

 
Events target area image
Events

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

News target area image
News

DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.

Mission and vision target area image
Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.