What safety measures are there on campus?

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Sunderland is one of the safest universities in England and Wales, according to official police data.

Your safety is very important to us at Sunderland, and we provide a number of support services to help you to study and socialise in a safe environment. Our free campus bus provides safe and reliable transport between the two campuses and all University accommodation centres, and a night service is also provided to ensure safe travel to our popular social spots during evenings.

Crime Prevention

The University of Sunderland has a Crime Prevention team, and a dedicated Campus Police Officer runs drop-in sessions to provide advice and help you stay safe.

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.

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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: