The end of term is a great time to go out with friends have fun and celebrate but it is also important that we keep ourselves safe, look out for each other and respect our neighbours.

You can:

  • Download the new Christ Church SafeZone app – The app allows you to alert University Security if you ever need urgent assistance, first aid or if you have an emergency while on campus via your mobile phone. Find out more about the new SafeZone app here.
  • If in Canterbury look out for the The Street Marshals. They will be out and about on Saturday night to provide you with help when heading home.

Here are some other basic things that everyone can make use of to help ensure you stay safe while enjoying yourselves:

  • Don’t leave your drink or bag unattended.
  • Avoid walking home alone at night. Share a taxi with friends and agree to text or phone each other when home safely.
  • Try to plan ahead. Make sure someone knows where you are going, who you are meeting and when you expect to return. Always plan how you are going to get home again in advance of going out.
  • If you are planning to use public transport, always check the times of the last train or bus. Always carry the telephone number of a trusted, licensed taxi or minicab company with you or have a suitable booking app available on your phone. Never take an unlicensed minicab, as these are unchecked, uninsured and can potentially be very dangerous.

And please also remember to respect your neighbours when coming back from a night out – try to keep your voice down and be as quiet as you can.

If you need any extra support and advice, or have concerns about your safety while studying at Canterbury Christ Church University, visit the Student Support and Wellbeing Advisers in Augustine House, call them on 01227 782675 or emailstudentwellbeing@canterbury.ac.uk .