In the lead up to Christmas, we alongside the University wanted to remind you all to look after each other when out and about in Bath or elsewhere. We are not saying “Don’t drink” or “Don’t have a good time” in fact we’re saying the opposite! We all love having fun, it’s just about doing it safely.
Here are a few tips on staying safe on a night out:
- Know how you are getting home
- Make sure you swap phone numbers in case you get separated
- Create an ICE contact on your phone
- Stick with friends
- Never leave a drink unattended
- Avoid walking near the river, use lit and public paths
- In an emergency, dial 999
In Bath, being safe and understanding the dangers of the river is particularly important, so please read these tips shared by the Royal Life Saving Society on river safety:
- Don’t walk home alongside water after a night out
- Make sure your mates get home safely after a night out, don’t let them walk by the water
- Paths by the water are not safe when you have been drinking, find a better and safer route home
- If you see someone in the water call 999 and ask for the fire service, never enter the water yourself!
Check out the Student Community Partnership's handy map tool, which offers advice on safe routes home and shows where the nearest river rescue cabinets and defibrillators are located.