We know it’s easy to get caught up in the excitment of Freshers Week, whether you’re a new student or not, but there are some practical things you need to think about during your time at university whilst still enjoying yourself.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP), have set up a Student Survival Guide on their website and have been distributing advice through social media channels. Everything from safety on campus to looking after your personal property and the safe use of public transport and cash machines is covered. A lot of it is common sense but sometimes we all need a friendly reminder. Moving to and living in a new city can be overwhelming but by equipping yourself with these safety tips will help keep you safe during your time at university.
GMP cover Salford, where we have lots of student accommodation. So we’re urging our new and returning Salford University student tenants to familiarise themselves with these tips to ensure you stay safe in your new Salford student accommodation. In fact, much of the advice can be applied to all cities and univerities, so even if you’re a student in Liverpool, Preston or Newcastle you should take a look too.
The website advice even details designated ‘Student Safe Zones’ which are littered throughout popular student areas of Manchester and Salford where you can go if you are being followed, feeling vulnerable or unwell.
A lot of the tips have been turned into short videos, like the one below, to make following the advice a little simpler.
If you have any questions relating to student safety, particularly in your Salford student accommodation, please get in touch with one of our lettings team. We want you to enjoy your time in your student home and will be happy to help you where we can. Call us on 0800 500 3015 or email email@example.com.