NTU and NTSU launch safe place for students in Boots Library

Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Trent Students’ Union have launched a safe place for students within the Boots Library on City Campus.

The safe space will be open 9pm-9am every day and can be found in room 006C.

This is open to any students who might need a secure place throughout the night, including:

  • After a night out
  • If you are being followed
  • To leave an uncomfortable situation
  • To calm down if you are feeling anxious

The “Safe Space” room is accessible through the security entrance on the tram tracks or through the library and it will be staffed by NTU Security and Wardens.

Zoë Mallett, NTSU Vice-President Community and Welfare, said: “It’s been a couple of months working on it with the NTSU President to make this supportive place so that our students have somewhere safe to go for help should they need it during the nighttime.”

Conor Naughton, NTSU President, added: “This is one of the projects I’m most proud to have worked on as President and the space will provide countless students with the safe place they need at night if they feel at risk.

“The safe place will be something that will evolve and develop so please let us know any feedback good or bad about the safe place so we can make it the best it can be for you.

“If this trial is successful, additional Safe Places will be introduced in other locations including at NTU’s other campuses.”

Both Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham also provide a Safe Taxi Scheme, so you never have an excuse to walk home alone.

Lead image: Rucsandra Moldoveanu (inset: NTSU / NTU)

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