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Coming to Cardiff

How to stay safe

Cardiff is a safe city, but like all cities you have to be sensible. The vast majority of international students enjoy a positive and rewarding experience during their stay in Cardiff. The suggestions that follow are intended to advise, not to alarm. Much of the advice is common sense, but it can make a real difference.

Staying safe

If you go out alone at night make sure someone knows where you are going.

  • When you go out in a group at night stay with them; there is safety in numbers.
  • Keep to public routes that are well lit at night. Don’t take risky alternative dark routes even if you are in a hurry.
  • Carry a personal safety alarm; available at discounted prices from the University Security Centre.
  • If using a taxi, use a recognised taxi rank or try and pre-book with a reputable taxi firm
  • If travelling alone in a taxi, always sit in the rear seat behind the driver

Further information and advice is available from the Security Centre which is based on Park Place, opposite 51 Park Place. Here are some useful guides on staying safe whilst you are studying here in Cardiff:

Security on campus

The University Security Centre provides 24 hour security cover for the University campus and halls of residence. A comprehensive CCTV camera system operates throughout the University campus, including some of the large residential sites. The cameras are used to direct security staff to incidents, and the Centre works in close liaison with the police. If you have any personal safety concerns, require some security advice, or wish to report a crime, telephone the Security Control Centre:

Tel: 029 2087 4444

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