Student Safety at NTU

Everyone deserves to feel safe, whether colleague or student and whether on or off campus.

If you feel you or a friend need support, then please let us help. You can call our security team 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 0115 848 2222. You can store the number in your phone. It's also on the back of your NTU student card.

Between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays, you can also email our Being on Campus team or call them on 0115 848 2999.

We work closely with our Students' Union (NTSU) to look at a variety of ways we can help. We also work closely with local partners, such as councils and the police. NTSU also has ongoing relationships with local venues and other unions. This helps ensure we're always offering the latest in student safety measures.

For a medical emergency, call 999 immediately. This way you'll receive the most effective care and potentially save someone's life. If you're unsure, call 111.

How we can help you in real time and in an emergency

NTU Security operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on all our campuses.

Call 0115 848 2222 if you:

  • need any help
  • want to report that someone needs us
  • have any concerns about security on campus or in the local area.

You can also find the Security team's contact numbers on the reverse of your NTU student card.

If you need help in an NTSU venue, please speak to a member of the venue's security team or any staff member. They're there to help, and they're trained to support you.

Safe taxis scheme

If you've run out of cash and can't get home safe, then we've got you.

As an NTU student, you can call Nottingham Cars on 0115 970 0700. Tell them you need to use the 'student emergency fare scheme'. They’ll ask for your N number, which you can find on your student ID card. They'll take you home with an agreement for you to pay at a later date.

Get more information on the safe taxi scheme

Safe place

NTU and NTSU have worked together to launch safe and secure places on our City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses. The spaces are all staffed by NTU Security and Wardens. They can help you:

  • after a night out
  • if you're being followed
  • to leave a situation if you're feeling uncomfortable
  • to calm down if you're feeling anxious.

Each evening the safe place is open to any NTU student who needs support, help, or just a little time out. We're here for you, so come and find us at the following locations.

City safe place

Open from 9 pm to 9 am. Accessed through the Goldsmith Street security entrance of the Boots library.

Clifton safe place

Open from 8 pm to 8 am. Located on the upper floor of the Pavilion in room 123A.

Brackenhurst safe place

Open from 8 pm to 8 am. Located in Pippin cottage room PCL8.

Socialising safely — support from our Students' Union

NTSU’s BoogieSafe site contains lots of helpful advice to help you socialise safely. This includes information on:

  • key contacts
  • NTSU's safe taxi scheme
  • staying safe.

Nottinghamshire Police also have advice that outlines symptoms of spiking.

Encouraging a safe and respectful environment

At the request of our students, we've introduced workshops around consent. We've included our Consent is Everything workshops in the timetables of all our first year undergraduates.

Talking about consent is one part of our commitment to preventing, responding to, and offering support for all incidents of sexual violence that impact our students.

Learn more about our Consent is Everything Workshops
  • Last updated: 29/09/2022