Annie, Student Intern tells us more about the upcoming safety event and why you should attend…
Next Thursday, 26th November, the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Team and the University Security Team will be holding a Student Safety Event in Y Plas (Student’s Union), between 11am and 2pm, to offer tips and advice to maximise your safety whilst studying in Cardiff. This Event is free and open to all Cardiff Uni students and there will be plenty of information, helpful advice and freebies up for grabs!
Why should I attend the event?
This Event is a must for everyone, to ensure you are taking the right precautions to stay safe in all aspects of your student life. When it comes to Safety can you truly say you have it 100% covered? I don’t think I could say that I know all there is to know about the topics being covered on the day, including:
- Personal safety
- Staying safe with money
- Fire safety
- Safe housing/accommodation
- Protecting yourself from crime
- Drugs and alcohol
- Keeping yourself safe sexually
- Looking after yourself mentally and emotionally
- Urgent support for students in distress
- Support for victims of domestic abuse
- Environmental safety
- Protecting your belongings and home security
There will be a large group of representatives from different organisations all across Cardiff coming together to provide important tips and information on a huge variety of important safety issues, including:
- The Student Support Centre
- South Wales Police
- The University Security Team
- Vice President for Welfare
- Victim Support
- White Ribbon
- Rainbow Bridge
- Cardiff Digs
- GP Surgery on Park Place
I want to encourage all students, regardless of whether or not you have ever felt un-safe, to attend this event. It is much better to be properly prepared and educated regarding student safety before a situation arises, rather than seeking advice afterwards.
I know that many students may pass on the opportunity to attend such an Event because they don’t feel like they are unsafe in Cardiff or haven’t had an experience that they feel compromised their safety. Or, perhaps it is a case of thinking ‘it won’t happen to me’.
This is a great chance to gather all the information you might need regarding safety from a number of different resources at one time; there isn’t another event like it, so please stop by!
Stay in touch for the latest updates about this event
Don’t forget you can contact the Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team at any time
If you have any worries and would like to talk, we have friendly and approachable staff who are able to listen to you non-judgmentally, in a safe and confidential space. Please access our drop-in from Monday-Friday 3-3:45pm for a 10-15 non-bookable appointment to have an initial chat with us or, alternatively, please refer into our service by completing our referral questionnaire.
Annie, Student Intern Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team
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