Staying safe on our campuses

Published: 4 November 2022

From safety on campus to scams here are some top tips to make sure you feel safe at UofG.

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

SafeZone App

As the days get darker as Winter creeps in, whether you are on campus, walking home, or at halls, please feel free to use the SafeZone app and University security team will assist you in whatever way they can.

The SafeZone App is a way of helping ensure that you feel safe and secure throughout your time at UofG. Although it is primarily designed for on-campus work, much of its functionality is still useful for some places off-campus.

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 from the security team who through GPS will know where you are.

The app is also fully GDPR compliant.

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.

Download UofG SafeZone App

First published: 4 November 2022

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