Student HelpZone

Keeping People Safe

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

If you need immediate help always call 999

What general steps can I take?

Some general steps you can take whilst you are out and about are:
  • Plan your journey.
  • Tell someone when and where you’re going and when to expect you to get there.
  • Carry a mobile phone and make sure it’s charged.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and look confident about where you are going.
  • Avoid listening to personal stereos which can make you less aware of what’s happening around you.
  • Personal attack alarms are good to have – make sure you carry it in your hand so you can use it immediately. Choose a type which continues to sound if you activate and then drop it.
  • DON’T carry weapons or items such as pepper spray – this is illegal.