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Manchester Student Safety MANCHESTER STUDENT HOMES Manchester Student Homes (MSH) offers a FREE housing service to students. We are jointly managed by The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University and we also work in partnership with The University of Salford, The Manchester College and The Royal Northern College of Music. We accredit landlords and private halls of residence who meet our required standards. MSH is also a Hate Crime 3rd Party Reporting Centre. Individuals who have been the victim or witness of a Hate Crime can come to our office and speak to a trained member of staff to receive support and guidance. For more information about Hate Crime, visit or ring 0800 138 1625 .

WOLF WOLF ‘Wary ‘Wary of Light of Light Fingers’ Fingers’ The WOLF The WOLF campaign campaign aims to aims to educate educate students students on personal on personal safetysafety in both in on both and onoff and off campus campus areas.areas. This campaign This campaign was launched was launched following following a request a request from Greater from Greater Manchester Manchester PolicePolice (GMP)(GMP) to to help raise help awareness raise awareness of of ATM-related ATM-related crime.crime.

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This isThis run is concurrently run concurrently with the with the police’s police’s student student safetysafety campaigns. campaigns.


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If you need help or advice on anything to do with your health, try visiting You can call 111 for free from any phone if you need medical advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. Remember to register with a GP – find a local GP at LocationSearch/4

Always Shield your PIN and take care at the cash machine. Withdraw cash during the day when it’s busy, or get ‘cash back’ when making a debit card payment in a supermarket. Don’t use cash machines at night.

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If anyone speaks to you while you’re using a cash machine, complete your transaction and put your cash away before replying. Don’t leave lots of cash at home – insurance policies usually only cover a small amount of cash if it is stolen. Keep cash out of sight and keep your windows shut when you’re not home. Always lock your bedroom doors.