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  Out & about
Health Safety Students London Night

 

  • Make sure that someone knows where you are going before you head out - let a flatmate, friend or family member that isn't coming with you know where you are going and when you are planning to be back
  • Plan you journey ahead of time and check before you leave to make sure there aren't any changes or disruptions to your planned route - Citymapper, Transport for Londonand National Rail are great resources for this
  • Make sure you only ride in licensed taxis - all taxi services, except the iconic London Black Taxis, must be pre-booked - ffind out more at Transport for London's Safer Travel Campaign
  • If you feel unsafe or threatened on a night out, seek help from staff - many nightlife venues participate in the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign, where venue staff will help you get home if you feel unsafe on a night out
  • Move away from any indication of trouble, protests, demonstrations and suspicious activities, and stay alert to your surroundings at all times - don't stay glued to your phones particularly at road crossings!
  • Secure your valuables in a zipped pocket, wallet, or bag, and don't leave your items unattended e.g if you're studying in a coffee shop, take your laptop with you while buying drinks from the counter
  • Don't take your passport out with you and keep it locked away back at your FIE residence - if you are going somewhere or buying something that requires proof of age, you can use your drivers' license
  • Never carry large amounts of cash with you - most vendors accept card or contactless payments and credit cards can be easily cancelled if they go missing or if they are stolen
  • Submit the FIE Travel Form before any visit outside of London or overnight stay away from your FIE residence - please complete the form with as much detail as possible
  • Mark or register you property through a program like Immobilise - this can help with the police identify you as the owner of stolen property if it has been recovered

 

 

IN YOUR FIE RESIDENCE 

 

  • When leaving your room or flat, secure your items by making sure that the door is fully closed and locked behind you, even if you are just stepping outside for a moment
  • Do not leave your valuable items in any of the common areas, including lounges or study areas - buy a padlock so you can lock valuables away in your wardrobe using the metal latch
  • Never give out doorcodes or your residence keys to anyone and do not keep your keys next to anything that has the address of your residence on it
  • When entering the building, be aware of any 'tailgaters' - anyone who should be accessing the building will have their own set of keys so you do not need to let anyone in
  • If you are aware of any suspicious activity in or around your FIE residence, dial 5131 from the phone in your room or +44 (0) 207 808 0131 from an external line to report this to the 24-hour Facilities Support Team

 

 

IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF A CRIME

 

  • If you have been assaulted or hurt in any way, seek support from a healthcare professional - services can be found on our health page
  • Submit an online report, dial 101 or visit a police station: Kensington Police Station, 72-74 Earl’s Court Road, London, W8 6EQ 
  • If your wallet has been lost or stolen, cancel credit cards immediately and submit a police report
  • If applicable, you may wish to submit an insurance claim 
  • Visit the Student Life Office at Foundation House or the Facilities Support Desk at Metrogate House if you would like to use a phone or require a small cash loan

 

 

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

Drinkaware

Crimestoppers

Metropolitan Police

Safeline

Victim Support

 

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