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Safety

While at UCLan, we want you to feel safe and secure at all times. There are things you can do to help prevent problems. You can call Campus Security on 01772 892068 or ext. 2068, 24 hours a day to deal with any problems. Deaf users please text 07891 679 537 – 24/7.
Don’t be afraid to call Preston Police on 01772 203203 or in an emergency 999 if you feel threatened.  

The University aims to provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, students and visitors and their property whilst at the same time providing a rapid response to emergency situations and incidents.

The University provides trained, experienced and licensed security personnel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, who provide:
• Regular patrols around the University and its premises
• Rapid response to emergency incidents and requests for assistance
• CCTV monitoring & escorts
• Permanent point of contact
• Personal safety advice, preferred routes, key holding etc
• Out of hours access and welfare checks
• Trained first aiders
• Lost Property

The security control room is located in Harrington security control, on the ground floor of Harrington building. Find out more about your security team.

Whilst the University always uses its best endeavours to ensure safety, and actively promotes safety measures to students, each individual has a responsibility to themselves and their colleagues to ensure they follow basic safety guidelines and are vigilant.

Above all, it is imperative that any incidents, suspicions or fears are immediately reported – if we are not aware of a situation we cannot assist. You can report any incident, raise a request for first aid or report an emergency by using the SafeZone app.

Safety tips

  • You can call Campus Security on 01772 892068 or ext. 2068, 24 hours a day to deal with any problems.
  • Don’t be afraid to call Preston Police on 101 or in an emergency 999 if you feel threatened
  • Be vigilant when you are out, particularly at night.
  • Make sure you lock all window and doors to your room/flat/house when you leave
  • Keep expensive items such as bags, jewellery, mobiles and tablets out of sight when in public areas.

Safe Nights Out

  • Plan how you will get home before you go out.
  • Keep an eye out for friends when you are out and about.
  • Make sure you know where your drink has come from and that it is in your possession at all times.
  • Be careful of the amount of drink you consume.
  • Try to walk with others, particularly at night.
  • Keep expensive items such as bags, jewellery, mobiles and tablets out of sight when in public areas.
  • Never feel pressured into doing anything you don’t want to do.

Click on the following link for preferred routes around campus, showing main roads with good street lighting.

The following website has useful advice on how to Get Safe Online, including how to make sure your computer, tablet and phone are all secure. 

Watch our safety video:

Did you know the library has a Free Late Bus?

If you’re working late in the library and live in a PR1 or PR2 postcode area then why not use the Free Late Bus service to get you home between the hours of 10pm and 4.30am?
Pre-booking is required which can be done at the Library reception. Bookings are subject to availability and can be made up to 10 minutes prior to departure time.
Proof of student status is required to redeem your booked ticket (UCLan card or NUS Extra card) then hand your ticket to the driver as you embark. If the requested service is full you will be notified at the time of booking and allocated a seat on the next service if required.

The service operates each evening during term time with journeys departing at:
2200hrs
2300hrs
0000hrs
0130hrs
0230hrs
0330hrs
0430hrs

Please read the Late Bus Code of Conduct

Contact Us

If you wish to provide feedback, make a suggestion or report an incident please see below. It is vital that we are aware of any concerns or suspicions, whilst they may seem insignificant they could be part of something more serious. If possible please leave your contact details.

Email: UCLan Security on Security@uclan.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 1772 892068
UCLan emergency: (Internal) Tel No 333
Staff and students who are deaf can text security on +44 (0) 7891 679537.