Safety is top priority for students and staff
The University of Newcastle is working with the NSW Police and providing support to students following robberies and attacks that have occurred on and near the Callaghan campus recently.
Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kevin McConkey, said the safety of all students and staff was a top priority for the University.
"The University has a range of security measures in place. We are constantly reviewing and improving our arrangements to provide as safe an environment as possible for our staff and students.
"Security patrol across all areas of the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security are available to escort students and staff around the campus, to the train station or to their homes after dark."
The University coordinates its activities through a safety group, with representation from the NSW Police and Newcastle City Council, to ensure ongoing management of safety.
"I am appalled by these acts on our students. I urge students and staff to be mindful of personal security and make use of the security services available," Professor McConkey.
"The University will continue to do all it can to ensure it continues to be a welcoming place. I applaud the response of the NSW Police and University Security to the events that have occurred."
Security Services at Callaghan can be reached on (02) 4921 5729. All emergency calls should be directed to (02) 4921 5888.
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