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Night Safety

By LucyMcDonald 11 Aug 2023

Leeds is well known for having vibrant and exciting nightlife with plenty on offer for students! However, it is also important to be aware of how to stay safe whilst out at night. Below we have listed some key tips to help you and your friends stay safe:

  • Don’t walk alone, go out as a group or phone a taxi.
  • If you don’t have money for a taxi, Amber Cars will take you home. Simply give them your student ID, and you can collect it and pay for the taxi at the students’ union three days later
  • Keep to busy, well-lit streets, and don’t take shortcuts
  • If someone grabs your bag or demands something from you, then let them have it without a struggle. These items can be replaced, and your safety is more important than your belongings
  • Keep yourself safe and report any incident to the Police or University Security Services immediately
  • Never leave your drink unattended or accept a drink from someone you don’t know

For further information about staying safe in Leeds, please visit the University Security Services Page. You can also watch their Staying Safe in Leeds Video and read their Staying Safe in Leeds Guide.

West Yorkshire Police also has a page on student safety.

Remember that in an emergency, you should contact 999 and University Security Services on (+44) 0113 343 2222 (emergency number).

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Staying safe,