The Students' Union wants to ensure the safety and security of our members, and a group of like-minded students have banded together to form the SUBU Safe Walk scheme. The aim of the scheme is to allow students who feel unsafe walking home (particularly after dark), to connect with other students and walk home together. Providing safety in numbers, the scheme has been a success so far especially with the dark Winter months. Also, The Student Shop is selling personal safety alarms at cost price of £1.90.
The initiative was set up by the Welfare Council, who intended to set up the scheme to provide a buddy system for students who are leaving University late/ who do not have a partner to walk home with. So far the Facebook page has over 170 active members, free to post and find buddies to walk home with in the evening.
The scheme comes under the 'Safe Measures' brand which was established by Charlie Souter-Phillips, the VP Welfare at SUBU. The brand which includes 'Safe Fresher's' promotes healthy and safe decisions regarding drinking and sexual health- so the Safe Walk scheme is another component to that. Charlie is working to continue the work of the Welfare Council.
You can join the Safe Walk Facebook group by clicking here. The welfare council is continuing to work on these important issues, if you'd like more information or to suggest ideas get in touch with Kieran, the Communications Exec, https://twitter.com/WelfareSUBU
To view the full Safe Measures Information Booklet, CLICK HERE...