Safety Advice for UofG Students On and Off Campus

Students sitting looking at the a phone with Safezone app on screen

 

Every student at UofG, can access the SafeZone App, monitored 24 hours a day by the UofG security team, to help ensure their safety and security  - whether it be on campus, at halls or anywhere in between. 

The SafeZone App is a way of helping ensure students feel safe and secure throughout their time at UofG. Although it is primarily designed for on campus working, much of its functionality is still useful for the COVID-19 world we are finding ourselves in. 

We hope that no student ever needs to use the SafeZone App, but it is regularly monitored 24 hours a day, so you can have peace of mind in the fact that if you ever need it, you will get a response by the security team who through GPS will know where you are.

The other day we tested the app by pressing the emergency button, and the security team called back within 10 seconds - it's that quick.  

This is really just a reminder that the app exists, and that we encourage every student to download it on their mobile devices.

The main functions of the SafeZone App: 
  • The blue button is for general enquiries if you have any questions or need help in a non-emergency situation, such as you're a little lost. 
  • The red button is for emergencies and shares your location with the security team so they can find and assist you as quickly as possible. There's also the option to call emergency services. If you are not within range of the campus the app will call 999 for you, but the security team here at UofG will still be alerted and they'll get in touch to check if you're okay. 
  • The green button is for first aid if you or someone around you needs medical assistance. 

If you ever feel unsafe - whether you are on campus, walking home, for example, please free to use the app and security will assist you in whatever way they can.  


First published: 16 September 2021

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