3 practical ways to keep your valuables safe


Photo of laptop on desk

It’s that time of year again – masses of assignments, exam prep and Netflix procrastination.

Now, our campus libraries provide popular and diverse study areas for you to do your thang. Whether you’re looking for a silent, quiet or social space – we’ve got you covered.

But before you bunker down we’d like to remind you to take a sensible approach to your personal belongings.

In your study daze, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe. Here are some handy pointers:

1. Never leave your valuable items unattended
If you need to take a break or grab some study snacks, get a friend to watch your valuables. Or if you are Nigel No-friends for the day – bring your gear with you. Think of how devastated you’ll be if a thief swipes your laptop and mobile phone. No more Netflix (and chill).

2. Never lend anyone your ID card
Your ID card gives you access to some pretty cool stuff. You can borrow books from the library, print and copy on campus, and get access to buildings and computer labs. But it can go pear-shaped pretty quickly if you let others use your card. If they don’t return the book or laptop, that fine is on you.

3. Ensure your personal computer is secure
Is your whole student-life on your computer? Take steps to ensure you are safe online; we don’t want you losing all that work! Protect your passwords, backup your work and install an antivirus program.

If you see any suspicious persons or activity in your area, call security:

  • Nathan & Mt Gravatt: 3735 7777
  • South Bank: 3735 6226
  • Logan: 3382 1717
  • Gold Coast: 5552 7777

For more information, visit the security web page.