Our mission is to enhance the quality of life to the university community by providing a secure and safe environment through a professional committed service.

Barras Frontage

Security staff are on duty 24/7 and can be contacted on 0191 208 6817 or via e-mail at

In an emergency where there is an imminent and serious danger to people or property dial 6-666 to contact the University Security Control Room or dial 9-999 to contact directly to the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services.

The Security Control Centre is located in the Barras Building and houses the campus-wide CCTV System.

The Control Centre has direct radio links with Northumbria Police and a dedicated Northumbria Police Constable.

Barras Reception 2017


Car Parking

Security Service staff ensure that car park users adhere to the University Car Parking Policy which have been made to safeguard the well-being of staff, students and the general public who use the University car parking facilities.

The Civil Penalty Parking Enforcement Scheme is in operation at this University.

Incident/Crime Reporting



We are committed to providing a high quality service and would like you to help us continually improve our service by telling us how we are doing. You can do this via our customer feedback process.