University security team

The team supports the campus and the wider university community who stay in our off campus residences. We work with colleagues from other service areas within the university to ensure the safety and security of staff and students.

Call us

Non-emergency number: 01786 467003 (extension 7003).

Emergency number: 01786 467999 (extension 7999).

The team are based within the main Cottrell teaching building and have a reception at the Queens Court entrance. Support is provided on a 24/7 basis, 365 days per year. We use mobile and foot patrols coupled with the university CCTV system to identify were assistance is required.

The purpose of the security team is to allow the campus community, student, staff and visitor to operate in a safe and secure environment. To this end the team are responsible for:

  • security of students, staff, visitors and buildings;
  • provision of first aid support;
  • operation of the campus CCTV system;
  • access to locations;
  • liaison with police, fire and ambulance services;
  • escorting and directing ambulances on campus;
  • patrolling of campus and off-campus residences;
  • car parking enforcement;
  • emergency procedures;
  • reporting of defects to infrastructure of the campus;
  • assisting with visitors to the University;
  • assistance at campus events, such as graduation;
  • advice on safety and security for campus users;
  • single point of contact for out-of-hours emergencies;
  • control of the campus radio system.

We are here to help the campus community.

Campus CCTV

There are around 150 CCTV cameras situated throughout the campus and the off campus residences. They are operated by officers within the security control room at the Queens Court reception of the Cottrell building. The operation of the system is guided by the university CCTV policy. Only authorised persons can view the cameras and footage.

Security control room

The control room is staffed 24/7, 365 days per year.

The non-emergency contact for the control room is 01786 467003 from an outside line or extension 7003 internally.

The emergency contact number for the control room is 01786 467999 from a mobile or extension 7999 internally

Emergency services contact

Police – the university is covered by Police Scotland through its Forth Valley Division.

In a non-emergency, you can contact the police on 101. When you are asked which police service, you should say Police Scotland and you will be put through to their service centre.

You can also contact the security team and we will liaise with the Police on your behalf.

As always the emergency number for the police is 999.

Ambulance Service – the university is covered by the Ambulance Service for Scotland.

The emergency number for the ambulance service is 999.

Should you call an ambulance to the campus in an emergency please contact the security control immediately on either of the two numbers listed above. The campus covers a large area and the security mobile will meet and escort the ambulance making sure it reaches the correct location on campus quickly and safely.

Fire Service – the university is covered by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The campus is covered by a number of automatic fire alarm systems however if you see a suspected fire then the number to call is 999.

At the conclusion of the emergency call please contact the security control room on the numbers listed above. Security will meet and escort the fire service to the correct location.

Contact us

Address: Security, Queens’ Court reception, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA.

Non-emergency number: 01786 467003 (extension 7003).

Emergency number from a mobile: 01786 467999 (extension 7999).

Prevent UK

Please see the link here to the university webpage for information on Prevent UK.

Threat level

The threat assessment for terrorist activity is assessed and disseminated from the UK government, in consultation with the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre and the Security Service (MI5).

There are five levels of threat which are as follows:

  • Low - an attack is highly unlikely.
  • Moderate - an attack is possible but not likely.
  • Substantial - an attack is likely.
  • Severe - an attack is highly likely.
  • Critical - an attack is highly likely in the near future.