University Of Canterbury Security

Security Officers patrol the campus 24hrs 7 days a week and provide assistance and support for Students and Staff. All Security staff are trained in First Aid and the use of the University’s defibrillator in case of cardiac arrest. Officers patrol on foot and by vehicle so expect to see them anywhere at any time.

UC Security Officers are approachable and knowledgeable about the campus. If you are lost or need assistance, please ask one of them for help.

Security on campus

  • It is important to UC to provide a safe and secure campus for the benefit of every person using it.

Help point towers

There are 13 help towers located across campus to provide information any time, and immediate assistance in an emergency.

Press the black button for information, and the red button in an emergency. In an emergency, wait at the tower until help arrives. UC Security will monitor you via security cameras until a security guard reaches you.

The red button is for genuine emergencies only and misuse will be treated seriously.

Incident reporting

  • You can help the University to safeguard the campus by reporting all thefts and other incidents.

Building access

  • Building access is managed to provide protection to the UC community and property.

Advice and tips

  • Tips to help you take charge of your own safety.

Contact us

  • Find security staff and location of the security building.