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Your safety at university

You can only achieve your best at university if you feel safe and secure. We take student health and safety very seriously. Both Southampton and Winchester are safe cities; Southampton is ranked as the 4th best place to live and work in the UK. Our campuses are in prosperous and green areas with low crime rates and we have teams of people dedicated to making sure our campuses and accommodation are safe.  

Accommodation safety

  • The Residences Life Cycle team have out of hours managers, who are based in Halls from 18:00 to 8:00, who deal with queries, respond to emergencies and assist students to live safely and harmoniously within university accommodation.
  • All our halls are equipped with fire alarms and fire doors, and we run regular fire drills.
  • Your room will be safe, secure and lockable.
  • You can request single-sex and alcohol-free accommodation.

Learn more about our halls of residence.

Campus safety

University security team with a security van on Highfield Campus.
Our campus security teams patrol all our campuses

Our security teams patrol each of our campuses. These friendly teams, employed by the University, ensure the safety of our campuses 24 hours a day, every day.

These security teams:

  • are trained in first aid
  • patrol all our campuses regularly
  • monitor our campus-wide CCTV systems
  • monitor and respond to all alarms

Find out more about our campus security team.

SUSU Safety Bus

SUSU safety bus
SUSU runs a free weekend bus to get you home

Southampton is a safe and very walkable city, with good transport links. But if you don’t want to walk or get the Unilink bus home late at night the Students’ Union runs a free Safety Bus to get you home at the weekend.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights the bus runs regularly from Highfield Campus and will drop you straight to your door – even if you live in Winchester. 

Learn more about this free service.