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Tips & Advice

Stay safe when you're out in Buxton

By ksharman 17 Jan 2017

Whether you're celebrating your best friend finally getting rid of that no - good partner, you've sat down to have a few 'innocent' beers at home and now you're all of a sudden waiting on a taxi or if you just love to par-tay - now and then (or maybe all the time) we all love to enjoy a night of dancing and shots, finished with a tray of food you'd never normally touch at any other time in your life.

We want you to have an amazing time whilst you're in Buxton buuut we also want you to stay safe and not put yourself at risk because you've had a few too many bevvies.

If your head is spinning and you're not too sure which way is up, you are more susceptible to dangerous situations such as date rape, violence, car accidents, robbery and so on - we don't want to scare you, just to keep you cautious! Here are a few ways to stay safe...

  • Go out in a group -  It's safer, more fun and means that you're surrounded by people who you can count and rely on.
  • Watch your drink - Never ever leave your drink unattended, if you need to leave it then make sure that your friends are watching it for you. If you are ever in any doubt about yours (or a friends) drink then let a bartender know and ask them to pour it away.
  • Use a spikey to avoid getting spiked. You can get these from your Halls Reception, your Student Union or the Student Wellbeing Centre. Find more out about spikeys here.
  • Use a well-lit route if you're walking or share a taxi with friends.
  • Always keep your valuables out of sight, either in your bag or pocket.
  • Don't take too much money with you and always keep enough for an unplanned taxi in a safe place (e.g. in your phone case, sock or another pocket).
  • Know your limits - You know when you've had too much to drink, know when to stop.

Staff at High Peak Halls are contactable 24/7 so if you ever need them - give them a call - they'll be there for you. 

 

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