East London is generally a great and safe place to study and socialise in, but it's always sensible to take precautions to minimise risk to your personal safety and personal belongings. Take a look at the guidance provided by Security, IT Services and the Metropolitan Police.
4 October 2018
Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended for any length of time, including laptops in the Library, even if it’s just to get a book out or grab a coffee. If you do lose anything or have your belongings stolen, contact Security as soon as possible. Further guidance is available here.
The Metropolitan Police has issued advice as part of their 'Look Up and Look Out' campaign to help keep you and your belongings safe when out and about.
It is important to remain vigilant against phishing attacks targeting students. Please take extra care when opening emails from unknown sources or from a known source but with unknown/suspicious content.
Please be wary of any emails asking you to log in to view documents or check accounts. Phishing emails are becoming increasingly sophisticated. If in doubt, delete the email, do not click on the link provided, do not enter your Queen Mary password or respond to the email. Queen Mary will never send you an email asking for your password or bank details. More advice is available here.
If you have any concerns, please call the IT Service Desk straight away on 020 7882 8888 (x8888). Free cyber security awareness training is also available for students on QMplus – just search for cyber and information security.
More advice on personal safety is available from the Security website.