Safety and security

This page outlines the University's provision for safety and security and who you should contact with any concerns.

Safety on campus and accommodation

A student's time at university should be safe and worry-free, which is why at Birmingham we place great emphasis on the safety of our students on campus. The University's security team works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in partnership with West Midlands Police. They cover Edgbaston and Selly Oak campuses as well as all University-owned halls of residence. All University accommodation is equipped with CCTV and we have our own Community Police Officer based in the University Centre shopping mall on campus.

UB Safe videos

UB Safe is a series of videos produced by Security Services that offer tips and guidance on how to keep yourself, others and your property safe whilst here at the University.

Emergencies and security

What to do and who can help you in an emergency

Campus Security is available 24/7, 365 days a year. In the event of a medical or other emergency, you should contact them. They will then contact emergency services for you and arrange any required access to campus.

  • Emergency number: 0121 414 4444 (or 44444 from any internal telephone)

Contact Security in non-emergencies

Security can help you with issues of safety, access to campus buildings, and replacement ID cards.

West Midlands Police campus drop in

West Midlands Police hold a drop in at the Police Room in University Centre (close to Spar). The office is open every Wednesday between 12.00pm to 3.00pm and the Campus Liaison Officer will be available for general advice including any issues relating to Crime Prevention. More information about being safe as a student can be found on the West Midlands Police website.

Bicycle security locks

Bicycle security locks are available for purchase at the subsidised rate of £15 per lock from Security reception or from the Police Room.

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