If you are an international student you are in unfamiliar surroundings and are a potential target to people who may want to take advantage. The British Council have a publication called 'Safety First - A Personal Safety Guide for International Students' that provides useful information. (https://www.nusu.co.uk/pageassets/support/sac/health/Personal-Saferty-Guides-British-Council-125-for-125-inc-delivery.pdf)
Possibly one of the more challenging aspects of coming to study in a different country is the cultural differences. This can be a dramatic shock to some students and can affect you significantly. This will ease with time but if you find this too much to bear then please seek help.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies on campus and if worried about your own safety or a fellow student (including physical and mental health concerns). Tel: + 44 (0) 191 208 6817
Free app for all students and staff that connects directly to the University security team when in need of help while on campus - if feeling threatened, a victim of assault or robbery or in need of first aid or other assistance.
PC Mick Miller, Neighbourhood Beat Manager, who offers regular drop-in sessions in King’s Gate and in the Students’ Union during term-time.