Canterbury Street Marshals

Supporting safety in Canterbury

Aims and priorities of the scheme

Canterbury Street Marshal partner organisations
  • The scheme aims to safeguard the students of both Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent as they transit through designated areas of Canterbury at night.
  • Promote positive community relationships by encouraging students to behave responsibly whilst walking through residential areas identified by both Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent
  • The scheme will operate on designated nights when the students’ unions of both Kent and Christ Church run events at The Venue and Club Chemistry.
  • Further patrols may be supplied for additional club nights held by both universities on a regular basis.
  • The scheme will operate during University term times and welcome weeks (31 weeks per year), plus cover additional one-off events such as summer balls, Halloween, graduation etc.
  • Right Guard Security holds SIA Approved Contractor Status and all individual Street Marshals are SIA accredited.
  • The Street Marshals will ensure that students travelling in the designated areas are safe and well; provide advice and information to students on personal safety; that students behave in a respectful and considerate manner; and provide regular feedback on the scheme to the Steering Group.
  • The Street Marshals will have good customer service and communication skills to promote their role, ensure student safety, avoid situations escalating and help students to understand the impact they have, both positive and negative, on the local community.
  • The Street Marshals will build a rapport with students and the local community and provide a reassuring presence in the designated areas.
  • Right Guard Security will work collaboratively with existing security contractors and in-house staff at both universities.
  • The Street Marshals will operate in pairs, one male and one female, with a first aider available on each shift.


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Last Updated: 01/12/2016