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USafe Students

South Wales is one of the safest places to study in the UK, and we want to keep it that way. So whether you’re in Cardiff, Swansea or Treforest, you can stay safe, play safe and study safe by taking our advice.

Let’s start with six fresher safety basics:

  • Make sure you have contents insurance for your new home, so you’re covered should your belongings go astray
  • Make yourself familiar with the area; pick up a map, bus/train timetable, and carry the number of a reliable taxi firm
  • Register all your possessions for free on, and mark your property with a UV pen
  • Remember that alcohol can seriously affect your sense of awareness, leading you to take risks. Don’t over do it during the freshers celebrations
  • We want you to have a fun and safe experience while you are studying in South Wales, and so we have officers available who work directly with our student population
  • We would encourage you to read our USafe Student Crime Prevention Advice, which gives crime prevention advice and guidance specifically for students

Please be aware that you if you are an international student, you may need to register as a Foreign National with the Police.

USafe booklet

Contact us

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, University of South Wales (Cardiff), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

PC Michael Neate

PCSO Will Evans

Swansea University/University of Wales Trinity Saint David

PC Nicky Billingham

PCSO Clive Dainton

  • E-mail:
  • Mobile: 07805 301691
  • Twitter: @SwpSwansea

PCSO Mark Thomas

  • Email:
  • Mobile: 07540 571811
  • Twitter: @SwpSwansea