Student SafetyNet Launch
The NUS Crime Porject is currently developing Student SafetyNet (SSN) a free tool for students’ unions to assist efforts to reduce crimes against, and increase the safety and awareness of, their students. SSN, which will be avalible in June, allows students’ unions to operate a free smartphone application and web service for their students. SSN provides an open forum for students to share their experiences of crime, suspicious activity, anti-social behaviour and/or concerns in with other students at their institution, whilst maintaining a high level of anonymity.
To help get SafetyNet off to a strong start, NUS has an exciting funding opportunity. We're offering up to £500 for unions in order to launch the Student SafetyNet web and phone application at their institutions!
The App will be completed mid-July 2011, which gives the summer for students' unions to register and establish the service as well as iron out any technical difficulties before the autumn term. The aim of these grants is to support a limited number of unions in running innovative campaigns to launch Student SafetyNet and encourage students to register with the service before November 2011.
Take a look at the supporting information for more details and complete and return the expression of interest form if you would like to apply.
Please send completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org and please note that the deadline for applications is 5pm Friday June 24th.
This is a great, low cost, opportunity for students' unions to raise awareness and reduce crime!
Click here to download an application form