Personal Safety

Personal Safety

UOW Security Officers regularly patrol campus grounds, but there are certain things you can do to help protect your personal safety on campus.

  • Walk confidently, know where you are going, and stay alert to what is happening around you.
  • Walk with a friend or in a group of two or more.
  • Don’t take short cuts, avoid isolated areas, and follow major pathways alongside roads.
  • When it comes to public transport, plan ahead and find some alternative options in case something comes up and you miss your first option.
  • Let someone know when you expect to get back home.
  • Carry a personal alarm or be prepared to scream and shout if attacked.

After dark, UOW Security provides Safety Escorts from buildings to campus carparks and bus stops. If you have parked in Robsons Road or in a nearby street as far away as Murphys Avenue, a Bike Patrol Officer can walk with you.  Find out more about Safety Escorts.

You can also catch the free Shuttle Bus that runs around the main UOW Campus and between the North Wollongong railway station. For timetables and further information, visit the UOW Free Shuttle Bus page.

If you’re feeling unsafe around campus:

  • If you think you are being followed, change direction and walk to a safe place where you can get help.
  • If you are being followed, use your mobile to call the Police on 000. Keep the line open until you get help or you get to a safe place.
  • If you are attacked, scream and shout, and try to avoid being seriously injured.
  • If you can, take note of the appearance of your attackers and the direction they run off in.

If you have been attacked on campus, get in contact with UOW Security (4221 4555) or call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

Last reviewed: 12 December, 2013

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