Night Safety

Exeter is a friendly city with plenty of bars and clubs open until 3am. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your nights out.  

Tips for your nights out

Make sure your nights out are memorable for the right reasons! Here are some of our tips to make sure your nights out go smoothly:

  • Set up a group chat before you head out – this is a great way to keep everyone in the loop about where you are throughout the night (and to share photos!)
  • Walk home with friends or get public transport – try to avoid walking home alone, and when you are walking, stick to the better lit, main routes from the city to where you live.
  • Be aware of drink and needle spiking – over the past year incidences of drink and needle spiking have occurred across the UK. You can get spikeys to protect your drink whilst you're out, and remember to never leave your drink unattended, or accept a drink from someone you don’t know.
  • Estate Patrol are here to help – if you need some help getting home, or you’ve locked yourself out, Estate Patrol can help! You can call them 24 hours a day.
  • Make sure your phone has enough battery to last the night! - it might sound simple but ensure you don’t run out of battery or keep a power pack on you just in case.

Feeling safe in Exeter

We want you to feel safe and confident living in Exeter but if you ever experience any behaviour which makes you feel threatened, unsafe or uncomfortable we would encourage you to report this through the University’s Speak Out tool.  

Make connections with groups championing safety including:  

Urban Angels

Safe Space

Exeter has a safe space operating in the city centre as a place where you can go to receive any help you might need, or just a friendly space where you can talk to someone, get water or any medical help you might need.