Published on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Incident at Manchester Arena - Safety Advice

Following the recent attack at Manchester Arena, the government raised the UK terror threat level from severe to critical. This has now been amended to severe.


Our University is coming together to offer support during this difficult time to our students, staff and others in the wider Manchester community.


If you wish to sign the book of condolence you can do so at:


We intend to carry on business as usual in the coming days and weeks.


The University’s first priority is always the safety and security of staff, students and visitors to our campus.  Our Security team is available on campus 24/7 and can provide an immediate response.


If you see anything that causes you concern or which you feel is suspicious, contact Security on 0161 306 9966.  


As always, in an emergency situation, contact the Police on 999 first and then inform University Security.


The University has also been advised to share with staff and students the government’s advice on what to do in the event on an incident.  The Run, Hide, Tell campaign gives practical advice on the action to take:


For more information about recognising terror threats visit:

Support related to the impact on academic performance, including exams, is available through the usual support staff in Schools.

In addition, students can contact the Counselling Service to arrange to be seen either in small groups or individually to help them manage the immediate impact and make decisions about how to take care of themselves over the coming days. 

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Author: Vivien Browne

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