Safety in the city

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Starting university can mean some significant life changes - making new friends, studying in a new city, going out to new places and living independently for the first time. Our award-winning campuses and their surrounding areas are generally very safe but settling into a new city can increase your risk of becoming a victim of crime.

Whether this is your first time living independently or you’ve been in Nottingham for a while, we want to make sure you can safely enjoy your experience at the University of Nottingham.

The University works with Nottinghamshire Police to ensure your time in Nottingham is safe and secure. A lot of the crime involving students is opportunistic so you can reduce your risk of being affected by crime by following the advice on this page.  You can also sign up to Nottinghamshire Alert to get key crime messages directly to your inbox from the officers in your area.

Download our guide to personal safety

 The close working relationship we have with the police enables us to keep our students informed as to what is happening and, most importantly, to educate them in crime prevention.

Jamie Dickinson, Off Campus Student Affairs Manager


For help, support and advice email the Off Campus Student Affairs team


Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353