At BU we take your safety and personal security very seriously and we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment in which you can live and study. 

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

  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year security team 
  • CCTV and other appropriate security systems 
  • A 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.

How to report an emergency on campus

If there is an emergency on campus please call 01202 962222 (24/7) to report this to the reception team, who will then be able to call the emergency services to direct them.

We also have the following dedicated pages for specific incidents with detailed support and guidance:

Report an accident or incident Report a sexual assault or harassment Report a hate crime

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

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