Safety and security in student accommodation

Feeling safe and secure is understandably a top priority when it comes to choosing where you’ll study, and in 2023 The Complete University Guide has listed Stirling as the safest student city in Scotland. Police Scotland have also described our campus as one of the safest in the country, and we go the extra mile to look out for our students both on and off campus by providing a 24/7 security team and a range of support services, such as the SafeZone app and our Safe Taxi Scheme.

Campus security team

The University’s Campus Security Team operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact us by calling our emergency or non-emergency numbers:

Emergency: Extension 7999 (internal phone) or 01786 467999 (from a mobile).

Non-emergency: Extension 7003 (internal phone) or 01786 467003 (from a mobile).

Accommodation Operations Assistants

Our Accommodation Operations Assistants (AOAs) run residences on a day-to-day basis and can be found at university managed residences’ reception desks. They are generally your first point of contact if you have any problems or issues. The AOA team provides cover to all residences 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Contents insurance

The University of Stirling includes contents insurance for all the students who live with us, by partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider. If something happens to your most important possessions, you'll likely want them replaced as soon as possible. Endsleigh can help with this.

Take time to check the Certificate of Insurance and ensure you fully understand the protection provided and whether it is sufficient for your needs. You can confirm your cover by registering with Endsleigh to be able to fully view your cover and make other changes. You may wish to contact them to extend and personalise your cover to protect laptops, phones or other valuables.

Any student living with us can make a claim. If you need to claim, follow Endsleigh's guidance on reporting a claim.

Please quote our policy number when making a claim: HH1582.

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Preventing and tackling gender based and sexual violence

At the University of Stirling, we are committed to taking all steps in our power to prevent and tackle gender based and sexual violence in all its forms - including rape and sexual assault, harassment, stalking or coercive control. Find out how we’re working with the Students' Union to achieve those goals through our #ErasetheGrey campaign.

Preventing and tackling gender based and sexual violence

Contact campus security

You can get in touch with the campus security team at any time, 365 days a year. Call internally on extension 7999 (emergency calls) or 7003 (non-emergency calls).