Student HelpZone

Keeping People Safe

Local businesses in Glasgow
providing services to support
the student community.

If you need immediate help always call 999

Secure Your Valuables

How can I secure my valuables when out and about?
  • Security mark valuable items. This makes it harder for thieves to sell them on. It also helps police to ensure items are returned to you if they are found.
  • Record details of your mobile phone, laptop, tablet, camera and other property at for free.
  • Install a tracker device on your mobile devices which could help find them if they’re stolen.
  • Don’t leave personal possessions, such as handbags, unattended when out and about. Make sure they’re in sight if you’re in a bar or sitting at a table in a restaurant.
  • Don’t reserve your space in the library or student area using your laptop or bag. Keep your belongings with you.
  • Try not to display cash, expensive items or jewellery too overtly.
  • Insure your belongings and keep your insurance details handy.
What else can I do to protect my mobile phone?
  • Keep it out of sight and don’t attract attention to it when not in use.
  • Use the security lock.
  • Keep a record of the 15 digit IMEI number which is unique to the device and record on To find the IMEI number, dial *#06# on your mobile phone.
  • If lost or stolen, contact the police and service provider immediately.
What should I think about when travelling with luggage?
  • Try to keep luggage close by and in view and check on your bags regularly.
  • Don’t leave valuable items unattended, such as when checking in at a hotel or going to the buffet car on a train.
  • If you are going to sleep whilst travelling, don’t leave valuables in view on the table or seat next to you. Keep them hidden.
  • Ensure any bags placed on the on the floor are in front of you so that any movement of the bag will be noticeable.