Daylight savings will be ending soon and the nights will get darker as winter approaches. Leaving the campus alone at night can be dangerous and we encourage you to take precautionary actions to ensure you travel safely to your car, bus, train, taxi or local accommodation. There will be pocket cards distributed on campus this week, providing you with basic safety advice and Security contact numbers.
To make sure you get home safely please follow these Safe Steps at all times:
* Follow the most open and well-lit public path.
* Whenever possible, walk with a friend or in a group or contact Security to arrange an escort if you are walking alone after dusk.
* If alone, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings – confidence deters attackers.
* Be prepared to call for help and consider carrying a personal alarm or whistle.
* Avoid undergrowth and be wary of strangers.
* Move your car closer to buildings during the day if you are planning on staying on campus after dark.
Use these FREE after hours campus security services:
If you have to walk to a parked car, or near-campus residence after dark where no alternative means of secure transport is available and you have concerns for your safety, please contact your Security Service’s after-dark Security Escort Service. Please call the Service well before you need to leave the building to arrange a time and place to meet.
Shuttle Bus Service (North Terrace)
During term, an air-conditioned FREE shuttle bus service runs hourly from the Security Office on Western Drive from 5.30pm until 11.30pm, to take students and staff up to 2.5kms from the University. A map of the bus route is located in the North Terrace Security Office.
Store these phone numbers in your mobile, diary or wallet:
Campus Security Emergency 831 35444
Campus Security Escort (North Terrace) 831 35990
Campus Security Escort (Waite) 831 37200
Campus Security Escort (Roseworthy) 831 37999
Police Emergency 000
Police Attendance 131 444
BYSTANDER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Safe Steps now also incorporates a bystander awareness campaign titled Step Up, Speak Out and Stand Strong. It is aimed at raising awareness to situations that may require intervention within your friendship circle.
You will see posters for both of these campaigns around campus, however for further information, please visit the Safer Campus Community website and click on the relevant campaign link.