The cases of Spiking seem to be growing, which is every security persons nightmare, and not just drinks there has also been a worrying spate of people being injected. It is great to see the SIA are taking the threat seriously, they have contacted all their members to remind them of the policies they should follow and remind them that this is a big problem, that only seems to be escalating. As part of the ProtectED Code of Practice we have a whole section headed Student Night
Chrissie Joslin Assistant Editor, IFSEC Global, has written a great article looking at the ground breaking project, bringing together the universities across Manchester, to help ensure student safety no matter where they are. Chrissie speaks to ProtectED Fellow and Head of Security at the University of Salford Trevor Jones and Chief Operating Officer at CriticalArc, Darren Chalmers-Stevens about the project. It is great to see that the project uses the ProtectED Code of Pract
County Lines crime, is something that has been discussed at ProtectED events a few times, and something that is increasingly being linked to universities. Crime stoppers has written a piece looking at how students can become involved in County lines and how you can help them and spot signs that they may be involved. You can read the full piece here.
Today is International Mens day, it isn't a secret that men are less likely to disclose mental health conditions, and account for around three quarters of UK deaths by suicide. But so many still struggle to talk about their mental health. Student Minds have worked on a wonderful project working with male students and experts to explore different ways to support men’s mental health in higher education. They have some great pointers of what universities can do to help male stud
After a couple of false starts due to Covid-19 restrictions being put in place at the House of Lords, one unfortunately 24 hours before the event was due to take place; fortunately, University College London (UCL), in particular Oliver Curran, Deputy Head of Security at UCL, stepped in and provided a fantastic and equally as prestigious alternative venue at UCL, at such short notice. Thankfully ProtectED patron, Baroness Henig, was still able to attend, and open the event, we
It is August 2021, and I woke up tired, but it was an important day. I was very apprehensive and quite anxious as I logged into my PC to check the outcome of my three years studying, for a BSc Public Health and Health Promotion. Yes, I was very anxious because you see, I am a single mother to two lovely boys, and studying has never been easy for me. Put simply; I have moved from career to career for years until I decided to give university education a try. I remember introduc
Today marks the start of International Stress Awareness Week. We can all suffer from stress, and it is important to recognise when we are, and how to take measures to reduce that stress. Stress can affect us in different ways, both physically and emotionally and in varying intensities. Being at university for the first time and coming back after half term is a time when a lot of students struggle, as going home can make them miss thier families even more. The Mental Health