Staying Safe this Semester



Where to go for help or support if you need it

We hope all our students at LJMU will have an amazing experience whilst studying here.

Liverpool is a safe UK city and has been awarded Purple Flag status for the 12th year in a row. However, like any city, crime does unfortunately sometimes happen.

Our Student Advice and Wellbeing team is giving their advice on staying safe and where to go for help or support if you need it:

The Student Life Building is open 24/7

Our Student Life Building is always open, with LJMU security always on the premises to provide safety and support. If you ever need help whilst on campus or in the city, our building will always be open. 

The security phone number is on the back of your ID card 

If you see or hear anything suspicious, whilst on campus, or are concerned about your own personal safety, or that of any friends, then it is important that you telephone the university emergency number on 0151 231 2222. 

Speak to the university police officer: Ask for Martin

At LJMU we have our very own university police officer, Martin Triggs, who you can speak to in confidence, if you need to report a crime, or ask for advice.

Martin is based in the Student Life Building every Monday, Thursday and Friday 10am-12noon. Just head to the JMSU reception desk and ‘Ask for Martin’ or you can email Martin directly.

Report incidents as soon as possible

Report incidents as soon as you can either to the university (studentsupport@ljmu.ac.uk) or directly to the police by dialing 999 in an emergency, or 101 in a non-emergency situation. 

Other ways to stay safe in our city

  • Look out for yourself and your friends

  • If you ever feel unsafe in a licensed premise, seek help from bar staff  

  • Only using registered taxis or Ubers 

  • Get your phone, laptop and other devices tagged through Immobilise. If any item is ever lost or stolen you can instantly tell police, insurers and the second-hand trade 

  • Keep safe on public transport, did you know all buses in Liverpool have CCTV and Merseyrail has a dedicated text number: 61016 if you need to report an incident

You can find out more about personal safety at LJMU on the Student Advice and Wellbeing webpages.

LJMU is committed to supporting students who have been the victim of sexual assault.

Visit our Believe, Report, Support webpages to get information on help and support available if you have experienced an incidence of sexual violence.


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