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Stay Safe on a Night Out

This video below contains useful advice about staying safe during a night out in Cambridge.

Cambridge is a relatively safe place, but usual precautions should be taken, particularly when travelling after dark.

  • Avoid travelling alone. Stay in groups or pairs and have a mobile phone with charge and credit with you.
  • Do not consume alcohol beyond your usual safe limits and if you are not used to drinking pace yourself and trust your instincts.
  • Plan your route before you leave.
  • Be aware of places you can drop in to if you feel unsafe-such as Porters Lodges, and public places. Please see map-a Bowler Hat indicates where a Lodge is, though bear in mind they may not all be open 24 hours a day. https://map.cam.ac.uk/
  • If you feel your drink may have been spiked, tell someone (ambulance, security or bar staff) and get help quickly-do not attempt to leave on your own.
  • Report any unusual or suspicious behaviour to College and/or the Police telephone 999 for an emergency, or 101 for non-emergency, Or anonymously  through Crimestoppers  via telephone 0800 555 111   https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
  • If you believe an incident or crime has occurred, but are not sure you want to report it to the police, talk to a non-judgemental professional as soon as possible-College Nurse, GP, Chaplain, Tutor or outside agency such as: 

- Samaritans    https://www.samaritans.org/
- Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)   http://www.theelmssarc.org/
- Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre  http://cambridgerapecrisis.org.uk/

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