Staying safe and healthy

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It’s important you keep safe and well while studying.

Staying safe

Our Security team make sure our campuses are safe and secure and we are based in relatively safe cities but it’s important you follow some common sense advice to when you’re on and off campus. Have a look at these webpages for more information staying safe and safety on campus.

You can avoid becoming the victim of crime by taking precautions such as registering your personal property (laptops, ipads, cameras etc.). You should always make sure your doors and windows are locked, and if you use a bike, remember to secure it with at least one very strong lock.

Staying healthy

If you’re moving to live on campus or in the city make sure you register with a doctor when you arrive. It's common to get “Freshers Flu” in the first few weeks so make sure you register before you get ill.

There’re are some illnesses which students can be more prone. This includes meningitis and mumps and we’ve the following advice for students. Remember actual cases are relatively uncommon but it’s important you know what to do if you’re worried.

Meningitis and mumps

Have you had your meningitis jab?

Make sure you've had the MenW vaccination from your GP before arriving at university.

If you haven't had the jab before you start, you can register with a doctor as soon as you arrive and arrange the vaccination.

Meningitis advice

Emergency contacts

If you think that you or someone you know may have meningitis:

  • Call 111 or your local GP
  • Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency centre
  • Call 999 for an ambulance.

Describe the symptoms carefully and say that you think it could be meningitis.

It's important to be aware of the symptoms of meningitis and mumps, and to know what action to take if you, or someone you know, is showing any signs of the illness.

More information about meningitis can be found at:

More information about mumps can be found on the NHS website.

It's important to recognise the symptoms and know when you need to visit a doctor.

If you fall ill on campus with mumps you will need to visit a doctor quickly. If you need medical advice but it is not an emergency, you can call the NHS on 111.