It’s important you keep safe and well while studying.
Making sure that you’re safe at university is a priority for us, that’s why we have security teams on our campuses dedicated to your safety. We’re based in relatively safe cities, but it’s important that you remain vigilant whether you’re on campus or not. Take a look at the Keep Safe page for more information.
Since September 2020, we’ve implemented a number of additional measures to make sure that our buildings, facilities and equipment are safe to use. We ask that you read all of the information on our safe and inclusive campuses page to make sure you’re doing your part to keep yourself and others safe.
Sexual violence and harassment means any behaviour of a sexual nature that is unsolicited and takes place without consent. This can be anything from inappropriate comments and groping to sexual assault and rape. It’s important to remember that sexual harassment can happen to anyone and it’s never the fault of the person experiencing it.
If you want to report an incident of sexual harassment or violence, you can report it to us and get further support via Unsilenced, our online reporting tool.
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 are some illnesses which students can be more prone to, including meningitis and mumps. Remember actual cases are relatively uncommon but it’s important you know what to do if you’re worried.
Before starting ARU, make sure you’ve had the MenW vaccination from your GP to protect yourself and others.
If you haven’t had the jab before you start, please register with a doctor as soon as you arrive and book an appointment to have the jab.
If you think that you or someone you know may have meningitis:
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.