Introducing the Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Team and UCL

4 July 2023

UCL's Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Team has you covered and is on hand to give advice and information to keep you safe in London.

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UCL's Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Team are keen to share important safety and security messages with students, from online safety and keeping your property secure to addressing personal safety issues.

Crimes reported by students

Some of the most common crime related issues reported by students are:

  • Theft
  • Scams
  • Fraud
  • Harassment
  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Hate crimes
  • Personal safety concerns

…but there are others.

Our approach

Students are encouraged to raise any concerns about their safety and security. No issue is too small if it is worrying you.

Any concerns will be addressed in a non-judgmental, confidential and supportive way. After listening to you, the team will be able to tell you whether an offence has been committed (if appropriate) and what options are available to you, whilst giving advice to keep you safe. With your consent, they can signpost you to specialist support agencies for additional help.

How to contact the team

Reporting with personal details

The Crime Prevention and Personal Safety team can deliver support via email, telephone or on Teams by video or audio call. 

The best way to contact the team is by email. Alternatively, you can contact Sophie Bimson or Hezena Mlang'a on Teams.

Email the Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Team

Reporting anonymously

If you would prefer to obtain advice confidentially and do not wish to give your personal details, you can report anonymously on Report+Support.

Choose 'Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Adviser' if you would like advice on crime prevention and personal safety matters.

Contact Report+Support

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing