Security at the BISC
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
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. To arrange this service please call reception at extension 4400. The service is available between dusk and sunrise.
Staying Safe in the UK and While Travelling
We take your safety and well-being very seriously. However, we cannot guarantee a risk-free environment any more than we could do so for a student studying in Canada. 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.
To help keep our students safe, all students at the BISC are required to comply with the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP), through which students are enrolled in the Emergency Support Program (ESP) facilitated by Queen's University International Centre. 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.
More information about OCASP and the ESP