Personal Safety

‌Stirling’s Campus has been described by Police Scotland as one of the safest in the UK.

Student welfare and safety is very important to us at Stirling, and we provide a number of support services to help students to study and socialise in a safe environment.

Our Accommodation Liaison Students and Operations Assistant ensure the security of the residences and the safety of their students at all times of the day,  all flats are fitted with intercom systems. We encourage students to take the same common sense precautions regarding visitors as they would do in their own home.

If you are going out, some points to think about to stay safe include:

  • Planning ahead so you know how you and your friends are getting home;
  • If you are drinking alcohol, know your limits (the daily unit guidelines of 3-4 units for men and 2-3 for women);
  • Take the weather conditions into account and dress appropriately;
  • Avoid any potential conflict;
  • Make sure your mobile phone is charged and has credit;
  • After dark, don’t take short cuts and keep to well-lit main streets;
  • For more information and practical advice on student safety, see Police Scotland’s Student Safety Guide

Preparing for Winter

There are some key things that you can do to prepare for winter weather. The Scottish Government's Ready for Winter campaign provides useful information to make sure that you are as prepared as you can be. 

University of Stirling Safe Taxi Scheme

The scheme has been designed to support students in emergency circumstances, by helping them get home safely if they run out of money.  More information on the Safe Taxi scheme

Campus Security

The University’s security team provide a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service,  operating from the Security Control Room at the entrance to the Cottrell Building from Queen’s Court. They can be contacted on the University's emergency number 2222 (from any internal telephone) or 01786 467999 from a mobile phone. 

Campus Police

The Stirling campus also has a Police Liaison Officer - More information

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