Health and safety for students

We aim to ensure that City, University of London provides a safe environment, and enables students to work, learn and carry out research in a safe manner.

What we do

  • We systematically assess health and safety risks and provide support and training to manage risks.
  • We continually monitor and review health and safety policies, procedures and arrangements.
  • We carry out investigations into students' health and safety concerns.
  • We ensure fire safety and emergency arrangements are in place and remain effective.
  • We aim to ensure City is legally compliant and follows best practice.

Your responsibilities

  • You must take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your activities.
  • You must not misuse or interfere with anything that City has provided for health and safety reasons.
  • You should report any shortcomings in health and safety arrangements to your tutor or supervisor.
  • To report an accident, incident or near-miss, please complete the Health and Safety Incident form. If you require first aid please contact us or use the emergency number: 020 7040 3333.

Fire, health and safety for external venues

City, University of London wishes to ensure that its students are provided with safe environments to study in.

This also extends to activities which takes place off-site and each external venue has its own regulations and procedures to follow in the event of emergency.

If you have a scheduled activity at an external venue, you should always be aware of that venue's emergency procedures.

All venues should provide you with their procedures on the day, either in a pack or on display in the rooms.

Smoke-free Policy

The policy has been produced with the employees' and students' best interests in mind. The right of people to breathe clean air prevails over the right of the smoker to smoke.

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the premises or grounds, including offices, corridors, toilets and car parks and external spaces that are within City buildings (e.g. the portacabin courtyard, the basement roadway in Northampton Square Campus).  All of City's work vehicles will also be smoke free.

Smokers are requested not to smoke within 3 metres outside any work premises and building entrances. This applies to staff, students, visitors, temporary workers and contractors. This is to prevent smoke going back into the building via open windows and doorways.

In accordance with guidance in 2013 from the British Medical Association, the ban on smoking also applies to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).

Students Breaching Smoke-free Policy

Any student not complying with this policy will be referred to their head of department who will meet with them to ensure that they understand the policy and are aware of the potential action that City may take should they be found smoking again on City's premises.

Any subsequent occasions where the student is found to have been smoking will result in disciplinary action under the student disciplinary code.