Guild says student safety is top priority following violent attacks in Selly
‘Police patrols will be extended over the coming days’
The Guild and University have reiterated student safety is their number one concern following the series of violent attacks that occurred in Selly Oak last week.
The Guild’s Housing and Community Officer Roberto Sorrentino released an exclusive statement to The Tab reassuring students there are steps they can take in order to remain safe.
Sorrentino told The Tab: “The University and the Guild of Students are working with the police following reports of two incidents in the Selly Oak area last weekend.
“In response to recent events, police patrols will be extended over the coming days and our Community Wardens will continue their regular patrols with West Midlands Police.
Sorrentino continued: “The University security team is on duty 24-hours a day, backed up by campus patrols and CCTV.
“Measures include a dedicated campus police officer, a regular Police Surgery held on campus, crime prevention roadshows and safety campaigns.
“We have a close partnership with West Midlands Police, working together to ensure the safety of staff and students on and off campus and we would like to remind students to remain vigilant when out at night.
“Students should visit the UB Safe crime prevention page of the Security website for useful advice or visit the police surgery in University Centre on Wednesdays 12.00 – 15.00.”
If you’d like some help staying safe whilst out and about, you can also take a look at the Community Wardens’ “Safer Self” tips here.
Sorrentino and everyone at The Guild would like to remind students that the University’s security team can be contacted on 0121 414 3000.
Anyone with any concerns should contact the police: 999 in an emergency, 101 if it is non-urgent or email Dave Dargie, the campus police officer: [email protected]