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Safety and Security on Campus
At Reading College we take student safety and security very seriously. All of our staff are on hand to provide support to make your time at Reading College as happy and prosperous as feasible.
The Safer Reading College Programme is where we liaise with local Community stakeholders, Students' Union and local police to keep our campus safe and crime free.
Reading College ID Card Barrier System
To promote safety and security on campus each enrolled student is issued with a ID card, this is a multifunctional device which students are required to use as they enter and exit the main entrance and other subject specialist areas.This also works as a library card and can be topped up for printing credits. Your ID card is yours! Please do not pass it to any other persons to gain entry to college. If you do this could lead to a disciplinary action. If you misplace/forget your ID card you will be required to sign in at Student Services for a one day pass on one occasion only. After this time you either purchase a new ID card at a cost of £5 or you return home to collect you ID card. The Duty Manager is available to address any questions or concerns.
24 Hour CCTV
We have over twenty cameras which record 24 hours of CCTV each day and night for our protection and safety. This is an excellent deterrent for any possible trouble makers who think they may get away with anti-social behaviour. We will not hesitate to pass any criminal activity details to the police.
We have plenty of bike racks at the college but we strongly advise you take the following advice:
- whilst slightly more expensive than regular chains a good D-lock will save you in the long run
- always lock both wheels and keep the lock off the ground. This makes it harder to break
- lock your bike in the designated bike racks (bicycle zone) next to the main entrance, in View of the CCTV, and make sure it’s not hidden out of view
- take away any extras like lights and helmets
- have your bike frame security-marked with your name and postcode.
On a regular basis we have specialist Police Officers on campus to provide advice in relation to drugs, bullying, thefts and any other concerns which you may have.
We operate a Zero Tolerance policy and will expel students who continue to abuse the system.