Safezone: reminder about important UofG safety app

The UofG SafeZone App is an app that is monitored 24 hours a day by the UofG Security team ensuring the safety and security of our staff and students – whether on campus, in and around halls or anywhere in between.

Photo of students on Gilmorehill Campus


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UofG Security and Operational Support 

University of Glasgow's Security and Operational Support team are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment within which students and staff can study, work and live safely.

More information is available on their website

Contact details are as follows: 

Gilmorehill Campus
Communal tel: 0141 330 4282
Emergency tel: 0141 330 4444 OR ext 4444

Garscube Campus
Communal tel: 0101 330 5799
Emergency tel: 0141 330 2222 OR ext 2222

Emergency situations 

First dial 999 (Police | Ambulance | Fire brigade)
From a UofG desk phone, 999 will put you through to Security who will call emergency services
From any other phone or mobile, 999 will put you straight through to emergency services

Then call Security
(if you haven't already told Security what's happening, call them immediately)
Gilmorehill: 4444 (0141 330 4444)
Garscube: 2222 (0141 330 2222)
Off campus: +44 (0)141 330 4444
Security will monitor the situation and liaise with emergency services.


Don't try to deal with an emergency on your own
Try to stay calm
Make sure you have back-up
Prioritise your own safety and that of others at the scene

First published: 23 March 2021