Student Safety

This section provides some guidance on staying safe, and what to do if you need help.

Staying Safe in the UK Guide

Study UK and the British Council have produced this ‘Staying Safe in the UK’ guide with lots of useful tips and information to help you keep yourself, your accommodation and your belongings safe and secure while you are living in the UK.  Some of the topics included in the guide are:

  • Protecting your identity
  • Safety at home
  • Using public transport
  • Laws in the UK

Check out the guide for lots of useful resources and advice.


What to do in an emergency

In an emergency (fire, crime or accident), telephone the UK emergency services free number 999. The emergency operator will ask for your name, address and the type of emergency.

You must only use the 999 number to call the emergency services when, for example, a life is at risk, a crime is in progress or to report a fire.

If you need to speak to the Police to report a crime or other concerns that do not require an emergency response, dial 101. 101 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. 

Hate Crime

A hate crime is a criminal offence committed against a person or property because of prejudice. If you feel you have been the victim of a hate crime or have witnessed a hate crime, you can submit an anonymous online report to Police Scotland