Student Safety

Reporting Safety Issues in Vicarage Street Car Park (Luton)
Students and staff have raised concerns about anti-social behaviour, including damaged cars, at the nearby Vicarage Street car park. The University has spoken with local police, who in turn encourage anyone who experiences anti-social behaviour to report it online or call the non-emergency police number 101.    If you feel in immediate danger, please call 999.
Thu, 31 Mar, 2022 at 11:42 AM
A guide for keeping yourself and your friends SAFE when consuming alcohol (or other substances)
At Beds SU, we are here for you on your student journey and hope to make part of your university experience fun and engaging for you.    How do you keep yourself and your mates safe on a day/night out?!  Many of us (but not all) like to enjoy a day or night out every now and again over a few drinks with friends. Most of the time we do this safely without experiencing any direct harm to ourselves or others around ‘welcome week’ or around the start of a new term when making new, and hopefully lifelong friendships.  However, we cannot ignore that alcohol (and other drugs) not only lowers our inhibitions but impairs our judgement in a way that puts us ‘at risk’, and perhaps more likely to engage in risky behaviour that we wouldn’t when alcohol or drugs were not involved.     Handy Tips to Help Keep Yourself and Your Friends Safe   Preparation  Keep the pre-drinking to a minimum and drink plenty of water!  Eat something before going out to help line your stomach and preven...
Tue, 28 Nov, 2023 at 1:51 PM
Phishing Protection Advice
To help protect against attacks we would advise all users to try and cultivate the following email habits:   1. When you receive an email that contains any kind of web link, before clicking on the link: - Pause for a second and consider whether this is something you'd expect to receive in your normal daily work activities - If it's out of the ordinary in any way then avoid clicking on the link.   2. If possible, go directly to the site concerned using your own bookmark rather than following links in email messages.   3. When you receive an email that contains an attachment of any kind: - Pause for a second and consider whether this is expected and part of your normal daily workflow.  - If you have doubts, call or email the person concerned to verify, or check with a colleague for a second opinion - ICT can further advise if required.   Phishing attacks often rely on the fact that we can all become very busy and will act on 'auto pilot' as we go through ...
Fri, 13 Oct, 2023 at 3:10 PM