Studying and safety after hours

If you're studying on campus at night, you can take some steps to help keep yourself safe.

​​​Tips for your safety when studying late

  • ​​​​Avoid walking alone at night. Travel with a friend or arrange a security escort
  • Use well-illuminated routes and park in areas that will be well lit and populated when you return
  • Be alert and walk purposefully. A person who is confident, walking upright and briskly is less likely to become a target
  • Carry your keys in your hand for quick access when approaching your building or vehicle
  • If you think someone is following you, go to a place where you know there are other people
  • Carrying a mobile​ phone may make you feel more secure
  • Tell someone where you're going and the time you expect to return
  • Check doors are locked at night. Don't assume somebody else will do it ​​

Security escorts at AUT

​If you're concerned about walking between buildings and campus car parks, a security escort is available day and night.

To arrange this service, call AUT Security and Emergency Management on 0800 AUT SAFE or 0800 288 7233.

Download the AUT Safe app from Google Play and iTunes.

AUT Safe features include:

  • Emergency contacts
  • Friend walk
  • Safety toolbox
  • Campus maps
  • Emergency plans
  • Support resources
  • Safety notifications

Download today to ensure you’re prepared in the event of an emergency.


Contact us

Security officer assisting staff at AUT

Phone: 0800 AUT SAFE (0800 288 7233)

AUT Security and Emergency Management

AUT Facilities Maintenance and Services