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Emergency help

If you feel you are still at risk or think that others may be at risk

  • On campus: call estate patrol on 01392723999 or if close, go to the 24 hr Security service at Northcote House.
  • Off campus: call the police immediately on 999.

Do you require urgent medical help?

  • Call for an ambulance - 999
  • If you don't require emergency treatment, it is best not to call an ambulance. You may decide to go to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) later or go to A&E by taxi. The SARC can help by providing crisis workers as support for victims, information and support for reporting and forensic medical facilities and examination. 
  • The Exeter SARC can be reached on 0300 3034626 

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: 
    • 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
    • Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours a day. You can reach the national number by calling 116 123, or if you would prefer to speak someone local, you can reach the local office by calling 01392 411711
  • It may be difficult but try not to drink, eat, wash, smoke, brush your teeth, urinate or change your clothes until you decide what you'd like to do next. This is vital as if you do any of these, the evidence may be lost. You can get evidence recorded at the 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.

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