Scared of getting robbed at uniWatch
I am going to University of Birmingham and will be living in Selly Oak. I have just discovered that the street where mt accommodation is has the highest crime rate. I am very scared since I am a girl aeound 5ft honestly I have to admit I can't defend myself physically since I am quite weak. It is most likely some of my lectures will finish at 5pm since I will study medicine and I will have to go shopping for groceries late. I am very scared
Be alert and avoid people.
Have a rape alarm.
Dont carry valuables or too many.
Go to a personal safety self defence class at uni.
If its that bad you can have online groceries delivered or share an uber with a housemate.
Your best defence is avoiding risky situations in the first place.
Have a look on your uni page for something like this.
I doubt its that dangerous if you just use your brain and make sure you are aware.
Else, you'll need to heavily rely on friends as the above user mentioned.
put things in perspective and do not put yourself into situations, i am female and live in Selly Oak and have never felt threatened, if i go out at night shopping then a few of us will go from the block or I go alone in the day - there are lots of ways around it.
Don't let the fear of being mugged stop you enjoying your time at uni it goes so fast
I'm currently living in Selly Oak. What I can recommend is that you should definitely have a look at any Guild's events (self-defense) like this past one, for example: https://www.guildofstudents.com/ents/event/4168/
Also, I recommend you to join Facebook groups:
Selly Oak B29 Community
Fab N Fresh - New
People inform each other about any incidents or suspicious people on different streets.
For more advice, check the Guild's website: https://www.guildofstudents.com/supp...entors/safety/
I hope that helps!