Staying safe at DMU

While Leicester is a great place to live and study, we want you to be prepared should an incident happen. 

We have a number of support services in place to ensure that all students stay safe and know what to do in case of an incident. 

Look after yourself and your belongings 

PC Ian Lee, DMU campus police officer, said: “I hope you enjoy your time at university. Please remember to keep yourself and your items safe. Look after each other and remember to reach out to support services or your campus police officer should you need us. We are always happy to support and advise.

“Feel free to stop me and ask a question or for a friendly chat.”

Well-lit street map

When heading home at night, you can use this map to plan ahead and make sure you stick to a well-lit route.

Student safety main

Top tips on how to stay safe at university 

  • Dark nights make it easier for burglars to operate, so if you want to keep hold of any expensive items and make sure you keep them under lock and key.  It only takes seconds for something to be stolen. 
  • Keep your doors and windows locked at all times and expensive items out of view. Think about getting a timer for your lights so that the property looks occupied even when you’re out. 
  • Make sure your bike is locked up securely. Use a D-Lock through the frame and back wheel and register it on campus. Mark the frame in two places – one of which should be hidden. It’s cheaper to buy a decent lock than it is to replace your bike. 
  • Look out for your mates and plan your journey home in advance. Pre-book a taxi or make sure you have a number or have downloaded an app. 
  • If you’re a victim of crime report it to the police via 101 or online via Always call 999 in an emergency.
Posted on Friday 29 September 2023

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