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Press Release - 01 December 2008

University first to be presented with prestigious security award

Our reputation as having one of the safest campus sites in the UK has received an additional boost this month with the news we have received a national security award.

The University of Bath and the University of Bristol are the first universities in the country to achieve the police approved Secured Environments award.

Secured Environments is a police certification scheme awarded to organisations that can show they have adopted six key principles for protecting themselves against crime. The award promotes good security practice in organisations by focusing on strategy, process and people.

Feedback from the panel who conducted the audit showed Bath scored highly for its commitment to providing a secure environment and for the way its security team is managed and run.

Brian Schofield, Head of Security, said: “We are very proud to be one of the first two universities to receive this national security award.

“We work very hard to ensure that all our staff and students can work, study and live in a safe and secure environment. This accreditation is just reward for all that effort and will further boost the University’s standing both nationally and internationally as one of the safest places to study.”

The Secured Environments award will be presented to the University at a special ceremony in the New Year.

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