Staying safe and secure in your student accommodation

3rd December 2015
A female student asks a question at the reception of a Sanctuary Students accommodation.

While you spend the majority of your university life having fun, it’s good to remember the importance of staying safe and vigilant in and around your student halls. We offer on-site security and CCTV at all of our sites but following our simple advice will help you keep yourself extra safe.

Don’t let tailgaters enter the property

Be wary of people tailgating behind you when walking through gates or when swiping your fob to enter the building. If someone does try to tailgate you, ask them to show you their key fob. If they don’t have one, don’t let them in and report it to your Sanctuary Students team.

Always lock your bedroom door

Don’t just lock your door when you’re going out, lock it even if you’re staying in.  Keeping your bedroom door locked will help to keep your valuables safe.

Never leave your keys lying around

Make sure that you always have your keys on you and don’t leave them hanging in the lock in the door. If you do lose your accommodation keys, report it to staff immediately.

If you see something suspicious, report it!

It’s as easy as that. If you see someone or something around your halls of residence that doesn’t seem quite right, report it to your Sanctuary Students team or call our 24-hour security team (you can find the number in your welcome pack).

If you have any comments about safety on site, you can get in touch with us by email.