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A picture of the Security team at Queen Mary
Welcome to the Queen Mary Security Service website. Our aim is to provide a safe and welcoming environment to all students, staff and guests while ensuring a high standard of security for all College buildings, grounds and contents.

New: Events Calendar!

To find out about events that are supported by the Security Service, please take a look at our new calendar:

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Christmas Break

QMUL’s Security Service will be on duty and available all over the Christmas period, both day and night, they have put together some security tips and advice so that you can help with security during the break.

Security Advice for Christmas Break [PDF 39 KB]

If you have any concerns regarding security during the break, please contact the Security team on 020 7882 5000 and ask to speak to the Security Shift Manager.


Stay Safe

The police service has released the short public information film called 'Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack' which sets out the key options for keeping safe should an incident occur. The film is freely available online via the link below.

About the Security Service

The Security Service team comprises 50 male and female in-house Security Officers on a rotating day and night shift pattern with fully operational Security Control Rooms at Mile End, Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square. All security officers are identifiable by their navy blue QMUL Security uniform and are in direct contact with the Security Control Rooms via two-way radio communication.

Our objectives

  • To provide a professional customer-focused security service
  • To provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment to all students, staff and visitors
  • To ensure the security and safety of the entire College Estate.

What we do

The Security Service is responsible for a wide and varied range of tasks including:

  • CCTV Monitoring
  • Foot and bike patrols
  • Fire and intruder alarm monitoring
  • Alarm response
  • Car parking enforcement
  • Access control
  • Security at planned events
  • Liaison with emergency services
  • Talks to staff and students
  • Security surveys.

Where we are

Security Control Rooms are located at:
• Mile End - Ground Floor, France House. Tel: 020 7882 5000
• Whitechapel - Garrod Building, Room G.07. Tel: 020 7882 2599
• Charterhouse Square - Dawson Hall, Front Entrance. Tel: 020 7882 6020
• In case of emergency, dial 020 7882 3333

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