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Helping you to keep safe

Report an accident or incident

At BU we take your safety and personal security very seriously indeed and we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment in which you can live and study. If you find yourself in an emergency situation on campus, please call 222 or from a mobile 01202 962222.

There's a range of security policies and procedures in place to ensure your safety including:

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  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year security team
  • CCTV and other appropriate security systems
  • Dedicated police officer working in liaison with BU security personnel with the emphasis being on crime prevention and advice
  • BU has achieved the nationally recognised accreditation ‘Secured Environments’ in recognition of its commitment to staff and student safety.

You can also read the practical security and personal safety advice from the BU Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Advice from Dorset Police

Bournemouth town centre boasts a vibrant and lively night time economy, but please take simple steps to make sure you stay safe:

  • stay with your friends on a night out - never walk home alone
  • and remember - the more alcohol you drink, the more vulnerable you become.

For more safety advice and tips please visit the Dorset Police website

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Sexual assault and hate crime

Help and advice if you, or someone you know, has been a victim of sexual assault or harassment, or a hate crime or incident.

Fire safety advice

Fire safety advice

Make sure that you are aware of the importance of fire safety on campus.