Student Watch

Student Watch empowers students to support each other on campus and in their community to create a safer, happier environment. By utilising our free resources, you can equip yourself to help improve student wellbeing and reduce opportunities for crime to occur. By looking out for each other, you can help improve student wellbeing and help people feel safer.

Student Watch is about building a society where students can come together to create safer and more connected campus communities. Student Watch is powered by Neighbourhood Watch, with support from Co-op Insurance.

If you believe in working towards a better-connected and safer student campus, be part of the Student watch!  Our free resources provide information on developing vibrant, connected communities, and reducing crime. We share ways for you to make positive changes on campus.

You also have an opportunity to shape the future of Student Watch, by joining the Student Watch Council and taking a lead on what the future focus will be!

What to expect from Student Watch:

The Lookout: Our quarterly magazine is full of incredible stories, written by students for students. The magazine features advice on safety, wellbeing and how to get involved with local volunteering opportunities.

Making student voices heard in the wider community: Students’ opinions about how they think their wider communities could be improved often go unheard. We will be surveying students and leading ad-hoc focus groups across the country to make sure the voices of students are heard. Put yourself forward for the Student Watch Council.

Tagging events: We run regular events, in collaboration with the local police, to security tag belongings such as bikes, laptops and TVs with your postcode. This makes your belongings easier to track should they ever be stolen and deters criminals from taking them in the first place.

Toolkits to run your own on campus events: We have collated a range of resources and materials for you to use to run on-campus events to tackle issues such as loneliness and how to make your campus safer. These include advice about fundraising, how to support other students with their mental health, or how to have conversations about domestic abuse.

Volunteering opportunities: We regularly share updates on opportunities to get involved with volunteering initiatives both on campus and within the wider community.

Discounts and offers: Practical benefits include exclusive discounts and offers, such as the 10% student discount in Co-op stores with a Totum card.

Make use of some of the great resources from Student Watch: