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Personal safety

Personal safety

By international standards, the UK is a safe country, with low levels of violence and street crime.  Liverpool is a safe UK city and has been recognised for responsibly providing a vibrant mix of entertainment while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents. However, crime is more prevalent in large cities. 

Stay safe by:

  • Try to avoid walking by yourself late at night; walk with friends and ensure everybody gets home safely.
  • take extra care of your belongings, not only when you are here, but also during your journey. 
  • It is important not to carry large amounts of cash with you and not to leave your belongings unattended. 
  • Record your mobile IMEI number (a unique ID code located on a strip normally found behind the battery of the handset)
  • Safely store your mobile devices in your bag – ensure your bag is closed and the items aren’t on show.
  • Use your mobile devices discretely and safely.
  • Carry cash, cards and important documents in a safe place, such as an inside pocket
  • Always use licensed taxi drivers- black taxis which can be hailed on the street and private taxis (ordinary cars) which must be pre-booked. Contact the Liverpool Students’ Union for details on current deals with local taxi firms.
  • Ask your parents if their contents insurance covers your property - sometimes it’s cheaper to add it on to their policy

On campus we have site security, a campus police officer, a health and safety team and liaison services with the local police.  We also have a range of policies to support your health and wellbeing, which you’ll hear about during induction.

More advice is available on the following sites: