Student Safety Scheme

We are committed to keeping you safe - that's what the Student Safety Scheme is all about. Whether you're going back from a night out or simply out for a walk, we want to make sure you feel safe in the city.


Equally, the Student Safety Scheme incorporates a huge body of work we are doing to ensure our venue, your Students' Union, is as safe as possible when you choose to spend the night with us.

Personal Alarms

A personal alarm is a small hand-held electronic device with the functionality to emit a loud siren-like alarming sound. It is activated either by a button, or a tag that, when pulled, sets the siren off. It is used to attract attention in order to scare off an assailant.

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Anti-Spiking Devices (Bottles)

Protect yourself and others from drink spiking. The Spikey Bottle Stopper fits inside the top of your bottle. The small hole through the centre is just the right size to slide a straw through. By closing the gap between the straw and edge of the bottle you are greatly reducing the possibility of your drink being spiked.

For the Spikey to be effective it must be fully inserted into the bottle. The straw should then be pushed through Spikey holding it close to the bottom of the straw. Once Spikey is inserted, it cannot be removed and is disposed of with the bottle.

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Anti-Spiking Devices (Cups and Glasses)

StopTopps are versatile drink-protectors that have been designed to deter drink-spiking. They are single-use foils that can be put over a drink, and are suitable for any drinking vessel commonly found in pubs, festivals and clubs, including cans, bottles and glasses. 

The foils are made from small (100mm) sheets of aluminium foil, through which you can insert a straw for easy drinking. The foils have food and hygiene approved glue on the underside so they stick securely on the top of any drinking vessel. This makes it difficult for anything to be added to your drink without your knowledge.

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Coffee with Cops

Tracey Godfrey, University Neighbourhood Community Officer, is available for informal chats with students and staff every month from 1-3pm in partnership with the Students’ Union. From talking about harassment, housing, and reporting a crime, to online safety and advice on an array of topics, contact us at studentsunion@pca.ac.uk for dates.

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Taxi Numbers

Need-A-Cab: 01752 666222
Taxi First: 01752 222222

Plym Cars: 01752 667788

Tower Cabs Taxis Ltd: 01752 252525
Ridgecabs: 01752 477477

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