Nationally one in three students are victims of crime while they are at University. It is always wise to take some simple measures to reduce the risk and many crime prevention measures can be put in place before you arrive in Cambridge. Please register your personal property (laptop, iPod, camera, bicycle, mobile phone etc) free of charge on the immobilise property crime website. UK police forces use this site to identify the owners of thousands of lost and stolen goods every day. Other measures are as simple as locking your doors and windows every time you leave your room. Please note, all College Staff are instructed to lock student rooms if they find them open. Therefore, please remember to take your room key or University card with you, even if you are somewhere else within the building.
If you are intending to use a cycle please remember to bring a robust lock and a good set of working lights, which is a legal requirement after the hours of darkness. A cycle helmet is also strongly recommended. Camcycle has produced a student guide to safe and considerate cycling in Cambridge. Please ensure you read this information if you intend to cycle in Cambridge.
If you are interested to know what your neighbourhood policing team is doing to tackle crime in the area, please sign up to ecops to receive Cambridge Constabulary’s free email newsletter. If you have any further questions or comments please read the Home Office advice on fire safety for students and the Suzy Lamplugh advice on personal safety. PC Simon Railer, the University Liaison Officer, would like to welcome you to Cambridge and has produced a student survival checklist to help to keep yourself and your property safe while studying at University and a student blog for simple crime prevention advice.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to administer emergency first aid the St John Ambulance has clear and helpful advice on key first aid techniques such as the recovery position, as well as videos which can be viewed online. The following 'what to do in an emergency' apps can also be downloaded for reference purposes:
Please also view the following videos.