‘My father made me carry a pocket alarm’: Vanessa on staying safe on a night out

29 Sep 2020
By Vanessa R., Student at University of Glasgow

Whether you’ve just moved to a new city and university or you’re a returning student, chances are you’ll be catching up with flatmates or getting to know new ones, be that in a pub, your flat or at a restaurant.

However you choose to spend your evening, the simple truth is that we all face certain risks, especially when the days are shorter.

Some of you may have been in uncomfortable situations walking home with a friend in the dark. In times like these, it’s helpful to have a few tricks up your sleeve. 

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Hello, I am Vanessa, a 25-year old postgrad from Germany. My passion for writing evolved through my linguistic studies and the many books I read. In my free time I love to explore the world, may it be through fashion, travelling and cooking and I am always open for new experiences with my friends and family.