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Staying safe at UNSW: Our top 5 tips

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Your safety is UNSW Global and UNSW Security’s top priority and we have developed a range of tools, events and even an app to help you stay safe both on and off our campuses.

In recent weeks, NSW Police have urged the public to be vigilant as they have arrested suspects after a couple of thefts in the Kingsford area.

Acting Eastern Beaches Local Area Commander, Detective Acting Superintendent Leanne McCusker said while the incidents all occurred within a few days, they were unrelated.

‘We believe each person was randomly targeted for these street robberies, and since these swift arrests no further offences have been committed.

‘Investigations are on-going as Eastern Beaches Police continue to patrol Kingsford and the surrounding area,’ Det A/Supt McCusker said.

Things you can do to stay safe

Here are our top five tips for prioritising your own safety:

  1. Be aware of some common scam traps: Fraudsters are currently running a number of scams and being alert to their tricks is the best protection. We have had reports of fee payment scams and dating website scams currently targeting UNSW students.

    Foundation Studies and Institute of Languages students should never agree to pay any money for a date.

    If you are being asked for money in this way, contact Student Services on 9385 0555 or come to see us on Level 1.

  2. Catch the Night Shuttle Bus: We are extending the Night Shuttle Bus operating hours from Monday 9 May 2016, with the service now commencing at 6.30pm each evening. It runs until 11.30pm, Monday to Friday, stopping at a range of convenient locations in Kensington, Randwick and Kingsford.
  3. Book a Safety Escort: UNSW Security is on call to accompany you to car parks, bus stops, taxi ranks or limited locations in the surrounding area. This service is free. Safety escorts are available both day and night, all year round. Call 9385 6000 to book.
  4. Attend a Campus Safety Talk: The next UNSW Security Campus Safety Talk is taking place at 5pm on Wednesday 18 May 2016, in Room G17 in the Tyree Building (H6). Register your interest by email: security.services@unsw.edu.au
  5. Download the StaySafe@UNSW app: You can find all these tips, and many more, in our UNSW security app. Available for free on iOS and Android devices, this is app is designed for specifically for the UNSW community.

For more details, see our website: