Personal Safety

Our personal safety advice is relevant to all students whether you live in Halls of residence or privately rented accommodation, a new or a returning student.

Simple measures, such as avoiding the obvious use of smartphones and walking home alone at night, can greatly reduce vulnerability to crime. Rape or sexual assault can happen to anyone and is never the victim’s fault. Alcohol is often a factor and many of the perpetrators are someone the victim knows, for example, on a date or at a party. 

Know your limits, don’t travel alone and always carry a personal safety alarm (free from your Students’ Union). Download Safezone, a free mobile phone app for University students and staff to use. It's easy to download and gives you immediate access to on-campus security and a team of first responders through your mobile phone. Follow our advice and keep yourself and your friends safe throughout your time at the University of South Wales.