Bader Hall and the BISC estate are staffed 24 hours by our security team. The team does rounds of the estate and Bader Hall regularly to ensure the safety of all students.
Blue Light System
Identifiable by blue lighting on lampposts, lampposts are located around the estate that have emergency help buttons on them. The emergency help buttons are easily identified on campus by their yellow boxes with a large red button. They are located on frequently travelled routes to create better access to emergency services along those areas. When the red button is pushed, the security team is alerted and will respond to the exact location where the button is activated.
Escorted walks and lifts to and from Bader Hall are available to students. You can arrange this service through Bader Hall Reception. The service is available between dusk and sunrise.
As with any activity there can be risks when studying abroad - maybe it's the direction of traffic, navigating public transport or not knowing your way around a city. That doesn't mean you shouldn't study abroad! The best way you can remain safe is to know what the risks are, be aware, be responsible, and follow the advice of Queen's and BISC staff.
Your safety is of paramount importance and so to help keep you safe, all students at the BISC are required to comply with Queen's University's Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP), through which students are enrolled in the Emergency Support Program (ESP). The Emergency Support Program seeks to:
Raise awareness of participants around risks and responsibilities of study/work/travel abroad
Provide emergency support to participants
Safeguard institution in matters pertaining to legal liability
Work with the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP) to support all study/work/travel abroad participants.
You are strongly encouraged to register with your home country’s embassy in the UK. Canadians can register online with Global Affairs Canada.
Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community. We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives. Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College).
**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups.
***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working.
Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.