Professional University Security Guards

For many universities and colleges who are dealing with thousands of students on campus every day security is a top priority for them. Every year universities have to deal with theft of expensive equipment, serious assaults and break-ins and preventing and dealing with these issues is a difficult task which is where the a bespoke security service and university secuirty guards are required.

There are security companies that have a one-size-fits-all approach to every job. Their hospital, bank, university security, and shopping centre guards go through just one training process and are employed wherever the company needs them. However each university is different and therefore requires its own security plan and university security guards.

Perhaps the most important thing to look for in a security company, then, is customised service. When an officer comes out to the university for their first day of duty, they need to understand the specific risks and challenges that come with university security. They need to be familiar with the school's policy on violence, loud parties, and everything else that comes with working in a university setting. Here's what we look for in security officers who work in university settings.

Even Temperance & Patience Is Required

Working with hundreds of young people can be a true test of one's patience. Certainly, most students just want to learn, but there are always troublemakers, and they can be very problematic for an officer who doesn't know how to deal with young people. Our university security operatives are trained and experienced to deal with young people from all walks of life.

Excellent People Skills

It's important to look for security officers who are good at dealing with people. A lot of the job, especially on campus, isn't simply looking out for trouble, but mediating or stopping a fight before it starts. Our university security guards are trained and experienced in dealing with a huge range of peoples from all different background.


A university setting provides a lot of scenarios you won't encounter on other security jobs and being versatile and adaptable is important for a security officer. No two universities are the same, and luckily, neither are any two security companies. Our university security guards are quick to adapt and change to whatever the circumstances require.

It's not difficult at all to get the security you need as long as you're talking to the right people. Dealing with a security company and working towards a satisfactory approach to managing campus security shouldn't be impossible, or even all that difficult, assuming that a clear line of communication is established and your needs are laid out as plainly as possible.

Contact Us

For more information on our university security guards and services then contact Athena on: 0800 020 6200 or complete our online contact form.