Security Awareness - Staying Safe On and Off Campus
Universities are great places to study, work and play. By being smart about your safety, you can make sure it stays that way.
Here are a few tips to help you stay safe:
Personal Safety Tips - On and Off Campus:
- Be Alert, Assertive and Confident
- Try and walk with other people rather than by yourself
- Carry only the money you need for the day
- Keep your money and wallet in your front pocket and keep your bag in front of you
- Be aware of your surroundings, avoid long conversations on your mobile or sms while walking.
- At night stay in well lit areas, where there are lots of people.
- If you feel like you are being followed or threatened, cross the street, change direction, vary your pace and enter a shop or occupied house.
- Whilst on Campus, don't leave valuables unattended at any time.
- Keep you room or office door locked whenever you leave
- Lock your vehicle, park in well lit and highly travelled areas.
- Utilise the UTS Security Shuttle Bus and Security Escort Service when possible
- Report any suspicious activity to UTS Security by dialling 6 from a UTS Internal Phone or Freecall 1800 249 559
If a crime occurs:
- Dial 6 from any UTS Internal Phone, Freecall 1800 249 559 or call 000 (Emergency Services)
- Don't chase, challenge or follow the offender
- If possible, note in which direction the offender fled
- Write down the offender's description, including gender, race, height, weight, build, eye & hair colour, scars or tattoos, jewellery, approximate age & clothing
If you are being robbed:
- Give them what they ask for
- Try and remember what they look like
- Report all crimes to police (Interpreter services are available)
- If in doubt, you can call Campus Security by dialing 6 (from internal telephones) or Free Call 1800 249 559.
- You should always seek help if you are feeling unsafe or unsure of your surroundings. Always seek assistance if you have been a victim of crime.
- Most offenders choose targets they perceive as vulnerable to avoid confrontation or being caught.
- Most mobile phones will call 000 (for Emergency Services) even when no credit is on the SIM card.
Report all crimes to Police
- City Central Police Station: 192 Day St Sydney, phone 9265 6499
- Redfern Police Station: 1 Lawson St Redfern, phone 8303 5199
- Newtown Police Station: 222 Australia St Newtown, phone 9550 8199
- Glebe Police Station: 1-3 Talfourd St Glebe, phone 9552 8099
- Chatswood Police: 63 Archer St Chastwood, phone 9414 8499
For all emergencies, call Triple Zero, 000.
For non emergencies, call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
To report crime anonymously contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.