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Safety and security

At Manchester, we take the safety of our students very seriously. That’s why we invest in security technology, train our staff to provide practical safety advice and support, and maintain excellent relationships with local police.

Manchester, in common with all cities, does experience crime. However, the levels here are no higher than in other major cities across Britain and the world. With our advice and support, students can live sensibly and safely, enjoying all the benefits of city living to the full.

Investing in security

We have invested more than £800,000 in security, including a CCTV system covering our teaching campus and all halls of residence.

Students living in halls of residence also have possessions insurance automatically included in the cost of their room.

Safety advice for all

Soon after moving into halls of residence, all students are advised by their residential life adviser, and often by the local police service, of the simple precautions they can take to protect themselves and their possessions.

We advise our students on being streetwise. Simple measures, such as avoiding the obvious use of smartphones and MP3 players, and avoiding walking home alone at night, can greatly reduce vulnerability to crime.

Students living in private residences are strongly advised to ensure that their property has adequate locks and an alarm system. If they choose to bring a bicycle or car to university, they should ensure it has adequate locks.