Hello, my name is Gordon Currie and I am the Police Community Liaison Officer for the University Of Stirling.
My office is Room 2W1 in the Cottrell building, however as I am out and about most of the time – feel free to stop me when I’m walking about the campus should you wish to speak with me. I can be contacted via the e-mail link on this web page for any non urgent enquiries you may have and can also be contacted via the local Police number which is 101. This is also the number to phone to use should you wish to report a crime (please do not contact me via the web page or e-mail to report a crime as I may be off duty or on leave which would mean a delay in you being seen by the police).
Your local Police Office is at 102 Henderson Street in Bridge of Allan. For International Students who wish to update their Registration Certificate with a change address and/or new visa details this can be done at this office. However, should you be looking to register for the first time you will need to attend at Stirling Police Headquarters, Randolphfield, Stirling or make a point of attending at the Nationality Department venues at the University during Fresher’s week.
When choosing the university you will have considered the high academic standard, the fantastic facilities and the beautiful setting and you really have made an excellent choice in the University of Stirling. Levels of reported crime are low in our force area and by keeping alert and vigilant we will, together, continue to keep the campus a safe place to live and work.
When you arrive at the University you will be given plenty of assistance and excellent advice on student life at Stirling. You will have the support of the University Administration, the Stirling Students Union, the Student Development & Support Service and Central Scotland Police. I will be there during Fresher’s week to offer any additional support and advice you may need. However, can I ask that you consider the following information which will assist in your stay at university.
Try not to bring any unnecessary valuable items with you. If you do, then make sure they are marked by use of an ultraviolet marker or etching pen. Mark the item with your home postcode and house number (not your university address as this is likely to change next year). Please do not bring valuable jewellery with you. Student life can be hectic and unfortunately small items genuinely do get lost and no amount of insurance can compensate for items of sentimental value. I would strongly urge you to register with www.immobilise.com where items of property which have unique serial numbers (phones, bikes, laptops, ipods) can be registered and the details stored. The unique serial number is what we require to assist us in identifying stolen/lost property so that we can return it to you. If you have registered these details it will be easy to provide them should they be lost or stolen and the Police can search the database in order to try and reunite recovered items with their owners.
If you are bringing a car make sure it is legal for use on the roads and please be considerate when parking your car off campus. If you are bringing a bike then have it coded with your home postcode and house number also. I would urge you to buy a good solid “D” lock for securing your bike to the bike-rails around the campus. Should you wish assistance with regards to marking your bike I will be able offering this service at Fresher’s week. I will provide further details of where and when on the website below in due course.
The University of Stirling is a fun place to live. We, as a Police force and I personally, want you to enjoy your time here and for you to be able to carry out your studies in the safest environment possible.
If you have any questions or would like any further advice then please do not hesitate to contact me.