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Health and safety of our students are at the first priority of our organisation. We guarantee to provide our students with a high level emergency services and support, including travel guideline and safety information support in oder to ensure their journey will be safe and enjoyable as much as possible.

London is a very safe place but like any big city, it's worth taking sensible precautions.

Safe Travel in London

  • Plan your route before you leave
  • Only use registered taxi or minicabs
  • Use Uber
  • Try to avoid walking alone at night. Keep to well-lit main roads
  • Beware of wearing headphones - they reduce awareness of your surroundings

In the UK, cars drive on the left. To ensure you cross roads safely, only use designated crossings, only cross when the green man is showing and take note of the signs indicating "look right" or "look left" to spot any oncoming traffic.

Staying Safe in Public Places

  • Make sure you keep your property out of sight and safely under the table
  • Many venues have clips under the tables, use them to secure your handbag or briefcase
  • Don't accept drinks from strangers
  • Check up on your friends by phone or text to make sure they got home safely and vice-versa

Keep Your Belongings Safe

  • Don't leave your bag unattended anywhere
  • Keep your purse and wallet close to your body
  • Don't carry too much cash
  • When using a cashpoint, cover the keypad so no one can see your PIN number; check that no one is looking over your shoulder and that the ATM hasn't been tampered with.
  • Keep your mobile phone, MP3 player, camera and other gadgets out of sight in your pocket or handbag when not in use
  • Record details of your electronic serial numbers (ESNs)
  • Inform your service provider and police if your phone or other valuables are stolen or lost. Dial 101 for your nearest Police service

Alcohol and Drug Use

When you are travel abroad, it's important to obey the laws and regulations of the host country, especially those pertaining to drug and alcohol use. Every year, many American students are arrested abroad on drug charges or because of their behaviour under the influence.

Please, be aware ignorance of the law is no excuse. Student Semester no tolerant to the drug use during the time of study abroad. Students using drugs will be immediately removed from the program at their own cost without any refunds.

SSE would strongly advise you to drink alcohol responsibly and only if your age is allows you to legal drink ( In the UK legal age is 18).

Illegal, irresponsible drinking and/or misbehaving while drinking are forbidden and will lead to the withdrawal from the course.

Make sure your prescription medication is not consist of illegal drugs. If you carry with you some medications, you should take a letter from your doctor describing your condition and medications, including the generic names of prescribed drugs. Any medications are required to be in their original packs and clearly labeled.

Safety for Women

Unfortunately, women are much more likely than men to be the victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault, therefore, we advise girls do not going out alone, especially at night. It would be more safe to go in group of 3-4 people or with a male. Please, keep in mind, foreign women usually attract more attention then local, therefore, be careful and do not wear revealing clothing. Ignore inappropriate comments.

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