Security

Aberystwyth University Site Security Service operates 24/7, every day of the year. We are always available to offer assistance and advice to Students, Staff and members of the public on security related issue

We have a safe campus with low crime levels. Our mission is to maintain a secure academic and business environment by protecting people, information, property, and safeguarding the University’s reputation.

 

Around the clock Security 

The University’s Security Team, are based at the Campus Reception. We are available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the whole year, both on and off campus.

We offer crime prevention advice, patrol the University’s estate, control traffic and parking and react to any issue that requires an immediate response.

As well as keeping the University safe, our Security Team is always available to help you with any welfare issues.

To contact us for information, advice or to report a crime, email: ssetaff@aber.ac.uk, Tel: 01970 622649 or call into the Campus Reception at any time and ask to speak to one of the Security Team.

If there is an emergency call 999 or Security on 01970 622649 or mobile 07889 596220.

There is also an online Incident Report Form which we will act upon once received.

For further information, please see below:

Contact us

Site Security operates 24/7 from the Security Control Room at the Campus Reception. We offer crime prevention advice, patrol the University’s estate, control the traffic and parking, and react to any issue that requires an immediate response.

To contact us for information, advice or to report a crime, email us ssestaff@aber.ac.uk, ring 01970 622649 (internal 2649) or 07889 596220 or call in to the Reception Lodge and ask to speak to one of the Security team. There is also an online Incident Report Form which we will act upon once received.

 

Fire Safety

For fire safety information please visit the Fire Safety pages of the University Health, Safety and Environment Office.

Property Security

Site Security provide regular security patrols over the three campuses, as well as properties in the town, farm buildings and storage facilities. Patrols will ensure all outer doors and ground floor windows and other accessible windows are secure. It is expected that all building occupiers and users will secure windows and interior doors in their work or study areas when vacated.

If you work outside building opening hours, including weekends and when the University is formally closed, you should:

  • Carry your staff Aber Card at all times.
  • Deny access to others you do not know, or who do not have permission to access the building out of hours.
  • Report anyone acting suspiciously to Site Security on 01970 622649.

Night Security Team

In addition to looking after the academic buildings, our dedicated Security Team, patrol the residences throughout the night during the term time to provide extra security around the accommodation blocks.

They are also trained and available to deal with any welfare issues that might occur out of hours.

The Security Team is available throughout the night if any student is feeling unwell, needs to talk with somebody, or they have a concern that they would just like to discuss.

They are also available to sort out disputes that might occur between flat-mates before they escalate. This usually involves monitoring noise levels and making sure that during study weeks students are able to revise in peace.

While the Security Team are conducting their rounds, they are also able to check for any health and safety risks and check the firefighting equipment ensuring it has not been tampered with.

The Security Team are first aid trained and first response to fire alarms, which means in an emergency they are normally the first point of contact.

Access Controls System

CCTV

The University has a campus-wide CCTV Scheme in operation with in excess of 250 cameras throughout the University’s estate. This is monitored by in-house staff within the Security Control Room. The primary aims of the system are:

  • To discourage delinquent and anti-social behaviour.
  • To deter and detect crime, including theft and criminal damage.
  • To enhance the safety and well-being of staff, students and members of the public.
  • To assist in the overall management of buildings and campus facilities.

Please see the University’s CCTV Code of Practice for further information.