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Staying safe

Leicester is generally a safe place to live and study.

Living in a new country can sometimes seem unsettling at first. 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.

A booklet, Creating Confidence is published by the British Council and features comprehensive information on safety and security, including: 

  • The police in the UK
  • Looking after your belongings
  • Safety on the streets
  • Frauds and scams
  • Laws in the UK

DMU Security

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

Arrange personal insurance

Although Leicester is a safe place for most students, as in any town or city crime can sometimes happen. We strongly recommend that you insure valuables and personal possessions, such as laptops, phones, i-pods, cameras, and music systems, which may be expensive to replace.

A number of UK insurers offer policies for international students, including Endsleigh - which is recommended by the National Union of Students (NUS).