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Police availability/safety and social responsibility messages

(9 November 2017)

Durham Police University Liaison Officer (DPULO), Rebecca Carey, is extending her availability for private one to one or small group meetings in the Palatine Centre. She is now available on Thursdays between 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the Student Support Hub, PC063. Students may drop in or contact Rebecca in advance -

We would like to remind you of some of the important messages about safety and social responsibility that we convey to all students. 

Key messages are:

• Make your impact on Durham City a positive one

• Show understanding for your neighbours and other members of the local community

• Be careful about noise, especially at night

• Remember to lock you doors and windows • Follow Council guidelines for rubbish and recycling collection, particularly at the end of term

• Before you go out, plan how you will get home

• Take safe, well-lit routes, avoiding the river • Look after your friends and stick together


The University, Students' Union and DPULO liaise on communications for August confirmation, Induction Week and throughout the academic year. The DPULO provides an induction session in all Colleges and a letter from her to students who live in the City is dropped through letter boxes. Returning students receive an email from the PVC (Colleges and Student Experience) and the President of the Students' Union which contains the University Code of Conduct for Students Living Out Of College.

The University works closely with Durham Constabulary and Cleveland Police through the DPULO to deal with issues which arise in the City. Proactive campaigns about student safety and social responsibility are run by the University and Students' Union during the academic year. The DPULO advises on the safe management of events organised through the University and its student organisations.

Owen Adams Megan Croll

PVC (Colleges and Student Experience) President, Students’ Union

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