Students can get some important pointers on how to stay safe on campus and around the city during UNSW Safety Week next week.
UNSW is holding Safety Week as part of a new, national campaign on international student safety, Think Before, initiated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Over five days from Monday, August 23, safety advisers from the NSW Police, Fire Brigades NSW, public transport authorities and UNSW Security, plus lifeguards and self-defence experts will host information sessions aimed at helping local and international students keep safe in all sorts of situations.
Professor Joan Cooper, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students) said the "R U Safety Smart?" message behind Safety Week was an important one for students.
"We take the safety of our students around the campus and around the city very seriously and I encourage anyone who feels they could learn more about personal security, protecting their possessions or keeping safe at the beach to visit one of the information sessions," Professor Cooper said.
DFAT's Think Before safety campaign aims to get important safety messages to international students using the web, mobile phone messages and social networking sites. Safety messages are delivered in English, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nepalese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese, reflecting Australia's main international student groups.