Kia mataara | Think First – staying safe on campus

Welcome to Semester 2! There’s lots of people back on campus, so here’s a wee checklist to keep yourself safe when you’re out and about.  

Keep an eye on your surroundings
It’s easy to put your head down and quickly check your phone while you’re on the move, so make sure to check where you’re going, or who might be coming towards you. Watch out for crowds in between lectures and look up when you’re crossing roads. 

Save UC Security’s number in your phone – 0800 823 637
The Security team is on campus 24/7, and they’re the people to contact if you:

  • want to report suspicious behaviour
  • want to report a hazard
  • are lost and aren’t sure exactly where you are on campus
  • have an accident or near miss
  • are injured or have a medical emergency.

 Call Security on Te Ara Pourewa o Ngāi Tahu | UC Help Point Towers
Have you spotted the Help Towers on campus? There are 13 in total, and you can use them to quickly call Security – push the black button for information and the red button in an emergency.

Keep your emergency contact details up-to-date
Take a minute to log into myUC and check if the person you’ve listed as your emergency contact is still correct.


Pop along to our Think First Winter Giveaway – Weds 20 July We’ve got some winter wellness goodies to give away, so drop by our stall in the Undercroft from 10am-1pm on Wednesday 20 July. We’ll have ice scrappers, healthy kai and heaps more. See you there!

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