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South Wales Police

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 Glamorgan, you can stay safe, play safe and study safe by taking our advice. Let’s start with the 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 time table, 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 Fresher’s 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 U-Safe Student Crime Prevention Advice (2016 publication) 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.

Contact us

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

PC Michael Neate

  • E-mail: (preferred method of contact)
  • Mobile: 07584 770987
  • Twitter: @swp_students

PCSO Fran Richards

  • E-mail: (preferred method of contact)
  • Mobile: 07805 301 269
  • Twitter: @swp_students

Swansea University/ University of Wales Trinity Saint DavidPCSO Clive Dainton

  • E-mail: (preferred method of contact)
  • Mobile: 07805 301691
  • Twitter: @swpstudents

PC Andrew Phillips

  • E-mail: (preferred method of contact
  • Mobile: 07584 770693
  • Twitter: @swpstudents

University of South Wales

PC Lee Parsons

  • E-mail:
  • Mobile: 07584 771158

PCSO Nathan Weaver

  • E-mail:
  • Mobile: 07805 301069