SafeZone is a free app for students that connects you to the University security team if you ever need urgent help, first aid or if you have an emergency while on campus.
The system allows you to call for help by activating the app on your smartphone to alert security team members to your situation and location, so they can respond quickly.
It also allows the University to send you important information on campus closures, helping you avoid unnecessary journeys in the event of a building or full campus closure.*
Safezone is privacy protected, so will never share your location unless you summon assistance or if you use the check-in function designed for those who work alone or out-of-hours.
Students who are interested in signing up for the service can download the SafeZone app from their app store and register using their University email address.
Leith Forsyth, Head of Student Life at the University of Aberdeen, said: “Aberdeen is one of the safest cities in the UK, and is one of only two Scottish cities to receive Purple Flag accreditation on the basis of the safety and security of the city’s nightlife.
“The University of Aberdeen is committed to continuing to deliver a safe and secure environment for our students, and that is why we are providing SafeZone.
“The service is free, easily accessible, and privacy protected, and offers students the ability to call for help via their smartphone while on campus. Safezone users also benefit from having important information on campus closures delivered direct to their smartphones.
“Any students who are interested should download the SafeZone app from their app store and register using their University email address.”
Students interested in finding out more about SafeZone’s features should visit http://www.safezoneapp.com/
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*Notifications do not include details of individual class cancellations.