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Currently there is only a scan-in system for certain areas of city campus (e.g. the library). However, this is a very vague way to enforce security, especially when city campus is supposedly an "open campus". What would happen in the event of a fire? Or some other form of evacuation? How is it possible to account for every individual across the campus? By employing a scan-in; scan-out system (similar to those in Walsall campus) to “closed” areas of campus, there is a much more reliable way to track where individuals are in such emergencies.

This improvement would help to safeguard the student body.

As an addition to the proposed system, I believe it would be beneficial to obtain better funding and organisation for the security services of the university. Having two security members on shift at any time is not enough. The campus is far too big, and there are too many risks in having an open campus under these conditions. I know of multiple occasions where campus security has failed to follow through with incidents, which is incredibly worrying.

I would like to emphasise that this is not an insult to the individual security members who work here, but more of a suggestion for improving the management of the department.


Security Improvements

This Idea opened on 13 Sep 2018 and closed on 27 Sep 2018. 

15 students voted on this Idea, giving a score of +21.

This Idea has passed to the Community Officer for action:

  • 1 Oct 2018: The Community Officer has spoken to Security and this is being looked into. We'll give further updates before 16 Oct 2018.
  • 3 Oct 2018: The Community Officer will be gathering information from students about their views in security, especially in MK. A case study is being put together from other areas where security concerns have been identified. We'll give further updates before 18 Oct 2018.
  • 6 Nov 2018: Night security has increased from 2 to 5, and the walking bus has been reinstated. This Idea is complete. There will be no further actions with this Idea.


Adam Southall
12:43pm on 6 Nov 18 This Idea is complete. Discussion is now closed.
Adam Southall
12:32pm on 27 Sep 18 This Idea for Change has closed, but comments are still open for discussion on the progress of this Idea.