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How safe is Sunderland?

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Safety is very important to us at Sunderland. We provide a number of support services to help your child to study and socialise in a safe environment.

Our free campus bus provides safe and reliable transport between the two campuses and the accommodation residences, and a night service is also provided to ensure safe travel during evenings to our popular social spots.

We have a Crime Prevention team and a dedicated Campus Police Officer runs drop-in sessions to help your child stay safe while at the University. To prevent theft, the University also provides UV pens for marking property, and the Campus Police have an engraving tool which can be used on larger items such as bicycles.

The University of Sunderland does not tolerate any form of hate crime on or off campus, and we have strong links with ARCH, an organisation that supports the victims of racism, homophobia, transphobia, religious hate incidents or disability hate incidents.

Contacting security

To report an emergency (24-hour)

Call 999 for police, ambulance or the fire and rescue service if you witness a crime in progress or if there’s an emergency. Then call the University's dedicated emergency number 4444 to alert the University's Security Service.

To report a security incident (24-hour)

Report any security incidents, concerns or suspicions to the University of Sunderland Security Service (24-hour contact): 0191 515 2028.

Safety advice or information (office hours)

For general information about campus safety or the University's crime prevention services contact:

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