16th March 2007

 

GET HOME SAFE CAMPAIGN

 

Keeping students safe at night time is a key priority at the University of Lincoln next week as the ‘Get Home Safe’ campaign is launched.

 

The Students’ Union have organised the ‘Get Home Safe’ campaign which will run from Tuesday 20th March to Friday 23rd March (next week).

 

There are often many reasons why students risk their safety when getting home at night time. It could be lack of money for a taxi, it could be a route they take all the time and feel safe or maybe they only have a short distance to go.

 

The campaign team will be distributing flyers and information to students throughout the week about the importance of staying safe at night time and the possible dangers they could encounter when walking home alone. Students will also be issued with free panic alarms.

 

The team will also be going to one of the Engine Shed’s busiest student nights on Wednesday to hand out cards displaying the names of recommended emergency contacts such as taxi firms, reverse charge services and police night lines.

 

The university will also be hosting self defence classes for women later on in the semester.

 

For more information please contact Michael Beddoes, Education and Welfare Officer, on 01522 886144 or email mbeddoes@lincoln.ac.uk or contact TJ Ward on 01522 886006 or email tward@lincoln.ac.uk

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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