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Safety and security at the University

Bath offers one of the safest campuses and cities in the UK. Find out what our Security team does to make your time at the University as safe as possible.

Around the clock security

The University’s uniformed Security team is available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the whole year, at all University sites on campus and in the city.

Security officer giving directions on campus.

If there is an emergency, call 666 from a landline or 01225 383999 from a mobile phone.

How we support you

Our Security officers are friendly, approachable and always available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Security offers chatting to students outside accommodation.

You’ll often see our dedicated accommodation Security team checking in on the residences and offering support to students.


All Security staff are trained in first aid at work and mental health first aid, so they can provide welfare support when other professional services are not available. This is for students on campus, in the city and living in private accommodation. They work closely with the ResLife Support team and Student Services, and will refer you if you need more help.


If you have a sudden power outage or water leak in your accommodation out of usual hours, Security officers are just a phone call away.

Crime prevention

You can ask the team for advice on crime prevention, and any related concerns. Our Security team regularly liaise with the local police.

Lock outs

If you’re locked out of your room in the middle of the night, call Security who can give you access again.

A safe and secure campus and city

Other initiatives and services managed by our Security team include:

  • over 500 security cameras across campus, monitored 24/7 by the security control room
  • the SafeZone mobile app
  • first response to any fire alarms, emergencies and medical incidents
  • secure electronic door access for many buildings, including accommodation
  • a Security desk in the Library, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
  • face to face help at Green Park House reception, every night of the year, from 7pm to 7am
  • secure, access-controlled bicycle shelters on campus and at some city accommodation
  • security for events
  • supporting the Students’ Union security team when needed
  • vehicle parking across University sites

Where you can find automated external defibrillators

There are automated external defibrillators (AEDs) located across campus and in the city. If there is an emergency and you need to use one, contact Security on 01225 383999, so they can immediately send trained staff and equipment to your location.

Automated external defibrillators can be found at the following locations:

On campus

In the city

The Security team's response vehicles also carry AEDs.

Watch a short film about the Security team

Find out what we do to make the University as safe as possible.

Safe nights out on campus and in the city

When you’re out with friends, look out for each other and stick together. Everyone is more vulnerable when they’re alone.

Bath is one of the safest campuses and cities in the UK1, but it’s still important to take care, especially if you are walking by yourself. Make sure friends and family are aware of where you are going, avoid talking on your phone as you walk, and ensure your phone is charged.

If you’re on your own, you also may wish to avoid lanes and short cuts, particularly any that take you near the river. The River Avon is a beautiful part of Bath but can be dangerous with a real risk of death by drowning; there have been 10 river fatalities since 2009.

  • plan how you are getting home. Swap phone numbers with your friends, and arrange a meeting place and time in case you get separated
  • never leave a drink unattended and don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know well
  • use well-lit public paths and avoid walking near the river with the safe routes home map from the Student Community Partnership
  • use the Safe Taxi Scheme, a partnership between the Students' Union and V Cars, if you need help
  • use the SafeZone app to instantly access support from campus Security, get first aid, or report an issue. In an emergency, dial 999.

You should also make sure you know the evacuation route if there’s a fire in your accommodation or University buildings in the city and on campus, and follow the fire drills.

You can watch this short video that reminds you of the fire safety measures you should follow.

Contact us

Speak to our Security team for more information.

1 Bath was ranked the safest university town or city in England and Wales in 2022 by the Complete University Guide.