Personal Safety

Aberdeen is a vibrant city and in general it is a safe city. In fact, it was the first city in Scotland to achieve Purple Flag status, a national accreditation that recognises city and town centres that excel in managing safety at night-time.

However, it’s important that you stay alert and still be vigilant when walking around, especially late at night. Find below some sites where you can find a wealth of information and general tips on staying safe.


Campus Safety

Making sure our campuses are safe places for students, staff and visitors is a priority at the University of Aberdeen. Sadly, there are those that do not respect others and commit petty crime. Most of the crime on campus comprises of opportunity theft.

Following the advice found on the sites that we have directed you across this site, you will hopefully be able to avoid being a victim of crime while on campus.

However, if you see anything suspicious, whether it be petty crime related or not, contact the 24/7 campus security team on 01224 273327 or visit their office:

Security Control Room
9A Dunbar Street
AB24 3UD



Run, Hide, Tell

Firearms and weapons attacks in the UK are very uncommon. However, events in the UK and abroad mean that we are all aware of the threat of terrorism. National Counter Terrorism want to make sure that we all know the steps to take in the unlikely incident that we become involved in a weapons and firearms attack.

Below is a film uploaded to YouTube by the National Police Chiefs’ Council about how we should react in this situation.