You can help make the campuses safe for everyone by:
- recognising risk and taking steps to avoid potentially hazardous situations
- making use of the University's security service and reporting any suspicious activities to Security.
As part of its concern for your personal security, the University of Tasmania urges awareness of the dangers inherent in any comparably sized community. The dangers include issues associated with the following:
- Respect your intuition. Don't allow rationality to override you 'sixth sense' - it could save you from danger.
- Recognise potentially dangerous situations before they develop.
- Assess the risks and have a safety plan. Think about what you would do if you felt threatened.
- Be prepared to scream or shout if attacked.
- Consider taking a self defence course.
- When you are socialising, do not drink alcohol to excess; keeping a clear head makes it easier to make wise decisions when it comes to personal safety.
- If assaulted, do not suffer in silence. Report the incident. Reporting the incident to Security does not commit you to a court case. Police action will only be taken if you wish.
- Always carry photo identification, and program the UTAS Security number into your mobile phone.
The University Security Service provides the following assistance and information:
Input and assistance into this Security information from the Queensland University of Technology is gratefully acknowledged.