Should you find yourself in immediate danger, feel unsafe or be a victim of crime it is essential that you get yourself to a place of safety at the earliest opportunity.
- Call 999 from your mobile or ask someone to call it for you
- Scream and shout to attract attention
- Get to a busy place where there are others – get somewhere safe.
There will be occasions where the immediate danger has passed, however you may still be feeling in a vulnerable position. To address this Police Scotland’s Greater Glasgow Division has been working with local businesses to provide HelpZones for the student community.
What are Student HelpZones?
- Student HelpZones are business or premises that have agreed to provide basic assistance to students when needed.
- These HelpZones are a place for any student that feels vulnerable, unwell or has been a victim of a crime and/or in need of assistance.
- Student HelpZones map the common routes taken by students to and from their residence and university and/or the city centre.
- The HelpZones will allow the student to stay within the premises within the normal business hours until the cause of the vulnerability goes away, or the HelpZone can call a taxi or the emergency services for the student if they are unable to do so themselves.
What a Student HelpZone is not:
- A replacement for an emergency service.
- To provide any other assistance than already described above.
- A place to shelter out of bad weather.
- A taxi rank.
Local businesses have very kindly provided their services to help the student community. It is asked by all students that this generosity is respected and not abused.