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Emergency help

If you are at risk or think others may be at risk

Emergency contacts

Exeter (Streatham Campus)

  • Call Estate Patrol on 01392 723 999 or if you are close by, go to the 24 hour Security team at Northcote House

Cornwall (Penryn Campus)

On and off-campus

  • Emergency services (police, ambulance, fire brigade) – 999

Medical help

If you are not at further risk

  • Find somewhere safe and warm as you may be in shock. If you can, phone a friend to come to you. If you don't want to call a friend, you can contact the following helplines:
    • Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours a day. You can reach the national number by calling 116 123.
    • Exeter students: Exeter Student Nightline can be contacted from 8pm to 8am during term-time and is run by students, for students. You can find the number on the back of your student card. There is also an instant messaging service and skype. To access these services, please visit the Nightline website.
    • Penryn students: The Campus Safety and Support team are available for students, staff and visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. They’re available as a point of contact for welfare-related issues outside normal working hours for students. You can contact them on 01326 255 875 or in an emergency (or if you need First Aid) call 01326 254 444.
  • It may be difficult but try not to drink, eat, wash, smoke, brush your teeth, urinate or change your clothes. This is vital as if you do any of these, the evidence may be lost. You can get evidence recorded at the Devon and Cornwall Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) while you decide if you'd like to report or not. 
  • Keep any used condom or bedding in a clean plastic bag as it will help preserve the evidence.

Further information and support

You can find further information and support, including from the University of Exeter and external organisations, on our dedicated page.