Student Safety Zones
Police and Manchester City Council have come together with Manchester's three universities to unveil safe zones for students.
What is a Safe Zone?
The zones have been created with the support of businesses around the Oxford Road corridor to provide students with a safe place to wait or visit when they at risk. Students can wait around for the problem to pass, call a taxi to take them home, or get help from the business or the police.
All premises participating in the scheme have a 'Safe Zone' sticker on display in the window.
Who is involved in the scheme?
- University of Manchester Student Union
- Manchester Metropolitan University Student Union and Royal Northern College of Music Student Union
- Greater Manchester Police
- Manchester City Council
- Supported by all three universities
- Local Businesses
Why was the Safe Zone scheme set up?
The scheme was set up to provide the 80 thousand + students studying in Manchester with a safe place to stop if they need to. Some students have been victims of crime and some students are in fear of being a victim of crime, so having a safe haven is really important.
Where can I go for assistance?
The following local businesses have agreed to be members of the Student Safety Zone.
Hardy's Well - 257 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, M14 5LN
Kro Bar - 325 Oxford Road, University Area, M13 9PG
La Haweli Restaurant - 68-72 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, M14 5AL
Sangams Restaurant - 13-15 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, M14 5TB
McDonalds - 26-38 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5EJ
McDonalds - 100 Princess Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5AS
McDonalds - 413-419 Oxford Road, University Area, M13 9PG
McDonalds - 336 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6XQ
Dominos Pizza - 129 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HE
Manchester Student Homes - Unit 1-3 Ladybarn House, Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ND
MMU Student Union - 99 Oxford Road, University, Manchester
Gemini Take Away - 308-310 Oxford Road, University, M13 9NS
Footage - Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7DZ
The Oxford - 421 Oxford Road, M13 9WG
Tesco Express - 260 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, M14 6JR
Jabez Clegg - 2 Portsmouth Street, Manchester, M13 9GB
Varsity - Unit 10 Wilmslow Park, Wilmslow Road, M13 0JH
Ford Maddox Brown - Unit 3, Wilmslow Park, Wilmslow Road, M13 1AA
Moonlight - 75 Wilmslow Road, M14 5TB
Owens Park Reception - 293 Wilslow Road, Fallowfield, M14 6HD
The Font Bar - 236-238 Wilmslow Road, M14 6LE
Corner Bar - 254 Wilmslow Road, M14 6NA
Pub/Zoo - 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL
Trof - 2A Landcross Road, M14 6NA
Trof at The Deaf Institute - 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE
Dominos Pizza - 224 Wilmslow Road, M14 6LE
Dominos Pizza - 129 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE
Sainsbury's - 347 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, M14 6SS
Salutation - 12 Higher Chatham Street, Manchester, M15 6ED
Willow Bank Hotel - 340 Wilmslow Road, M14 6AF
Inspector Andrew Sidebotham for the Student Safe Team, said:
"Manchester and the surrounding areas such as Fallowfield have a vibrant night life that attract students and others alike.
"We view the safety of people living and visiting the city as a priority and we see this scheme as a great way of reassuring our students in particular that Manchester is a safe place to live and study."
Barbara Mulroy, Deputy Academic Registrar at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), said:
"The RNCM is proud to be part of the Manchester Student Safe Zone. We fully support this new initiative as the safety of our students and other students in the city is paramount to the College. We are pleased to work together with other institutions and businesses in the Oxford Road Corridor to provide a safe area for those feeling threatened or vulnerable."
Dr Tim Westlake, Director for the Student Experience, at The University of Manchester, said:
"We are delighted to support the launch of this excellent initiative to enhance the overall safety and experience of our 40,000 students. We look forward to working with our local partners to support its growth and wider implementation."