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Going Out, Staying Safe

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In May 2018 we launched the 'Going Out, Staying Safe’ project with a survey that 444 students responded to. The survey delved into students' experiences of nights out in the local area with a focus on safety.

The project report found that:

  • 44% of students had experienced harassment on a night out
  • 39% of students had experienced difficulties getting home after a night out
  • 26% of students had heard of the Leamington Street Marshals
  • How safe students felt in Leamington Spa on a night out was not affected by whether they were aware of the Leamington Street Marshals
  • Key safety concerns included being followed, street harassment, lack of street lighting, bouncers' behaviour, sexual harassment, assault & rape, drink spiking, fights, drugs, racism, homophobia, and transport availability & cost.

The report includes a spotlight on many of the safety concerns expressed by respondents, and a series of recommendations to tackle issues affecting student safety on nights out.We are working with local stakeholders to implement the recommendations.

For more information about the project please email campaigns@warwicksu.com.