Starting university is an exciting time and as you settle in, exploring new places and meeting new friends, we have a range of initiatives to help keep you safe at the same time.
In respect of your new community and your own safety please observe the latest Government and Public Health guidance on social distancing.
Our friendly security staff are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you ever have an emergency, concerns or questions they are here to support you. And if you download the Safezone app onto your mobile, you can ask for their help at the press of a button.
SafeZone is a safety app that allows you to alert university security via your mobile phone if you ever need urgent assistance, first aid or if you have an emergency while on Canterbury or Medway campus.
Off campus in Canterbury
Canterbury is proud of its Purple Flag accreditation which is in recognition of its vibrant and safe night-time economy.
Before your first night out you might want to check out the online map which highlights the well-lit routes in Canterbury, including the subways, which are monitored 24/7 by CCTV for your safety.
Look out for our Street Marshals in certain areas of the city, who are there to help you get home safely from your nights out. And if you’re ever stranded in an emergency, without any money, we have the Safe Taxi scheme.
Expect Respect campaign
We believe that sexual violence, sexual harassment, relationship abuse, bullying, harassment and hate crime are never OK. That is why we have our Expect Respect campaign to raise awareness of what behaviour is expected on campus and how to get support if you need it.
If you’ve witnessed or experienced bullying or harassment, including online, we’re here to support you. You can report something either anonymously or with contact details via our online reporting tool.
Discovering your local area is part of the fun of settling into your new life, whether you’re moving here or commuting from home.
There’s so much to take on board when you first start uni. In the beginning you’re bound to have a few highs and lows, but there’s always someone to talk to.