Bournemouth University

Safety & personal security

At BU we take your safety and personal security very seriously indeed.

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment in which you can live and study.

There's a range of security policies and procedures in place to ensure your safety including:

  • 24 hours a day, 365 days a year security team
  • CCTV and other appropriate security systems
  • Dedicated police officer working in liaison with BU security personnel with the emphasis being on crime prevention and advice
  • BU has achieved the nationally recognised accreditation ‘Secured Environments’ in recognition of its commitment to staff and student safety.

Advice from Dorset Police

Bournemouth town centre boasts a vibrant and lively night time economy, but please take simple steps to make sure you stay safe.

Stay with your friends on a night out - never walk home alone. And remember; the more alcohol you drink, the more vulnerable you become.

For more safety advice and tips please visit the Dorset Police website.

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In this section

Emergency contacts

Emergency contact numbers and details.

Look after your bike

Preventing bike theft on campus.

Security incidents

Reporting security incidents.

Tips to stay safe

Tips on how to stay safe.

Update from Dorset Police

An article from the Universities' Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Fire safety advice

Be aware of evacuation procedures on campus.