Friday, August 19

Tag: safety

Thomas Cramer: Sexually Harassing Girls on the Royal Holloway Campus
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Thomas Cramer: Sexually Harassing Girls on the Royal Holloway Campus

Thomas Cramer. The horrific actions of the 29-year-old have taken Royal Holloway by storm. In a cowardice act of harassment, on the 27th May 2021, he was seen driving around the university campus taking photos of young girls. A total of seven pictures surfaced later that day on his Instagram and Cramer was swiftly reported to campus security. I wish his behaviour was considered abnormal but being harassed and sexually objectified is sadly just something women are forced to live with in their day-to-day life.   Imagine walking around campus to your lectures and later being told, by a friend or even a stranger, that a photo you were unaware was being taken in the first place was posted to Instagram. Scroll down to the captions and you’ll find @thomasjosephcramer attached vile d...
Evacuation Confusion Reveals RHUL Emergency Unpreparedness
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Evacuation Confusion Reveals RHUL Emergency Unpreparedness

On Wednesday afternoon, a suspicious package at the George Eliot mailroom prompted Surrey Police and College Security to evacuate nearby buildings on campus. Given the spate of bomb scares across the UK this month, one would hope for a well-coordinated response to a similar threat at Royal Holloway. Unfortunately, the university’s evacuation fell far short of “well-coordinated” and contradicted a spokesperson’s suggestion that “the College spends considerable time and resources on emergency planning.” Interviews with community members and an analysis of evacuation messaging reveal the university’s inability to quickly and clearly articulate emergency protocol. To adequately protect its community members, Royal Holloway must address its emergency unpreparedness and communicate more effectiv...
Student Safety On Campus
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Student Safety On Campus

On the 13th of December, at 4:30 am, Surrey Police were called to campus, here at Royal Holloway, to attend to what has now been revealed as a stabbing. The incident occurred outside the SU shop, and whilst the victim is not in a life-threatening condition, nor a student here, it is enough to make some students question the safety of our campus. Is there more that the university could be doing to prevent incidents like this one? Shortly after the incident was reported, the staff at the university issued a statement claiming we are “still one of the safest universities in the UK”. However, currently, the Times Higher Education survey 2018 has placed Royal Holloway as only joint 49th for being ranked as the ‘safest’ university in the UK. Clearly, students do not agree. Having spoken to nu...
How my photos ended up on a ‘sugardaddy’ site
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How my photos ended up on a ‘sugardaddy’ site

Many of us upload selfies of photos of things we have done to social media so we can share with our friends, family, and other virtual acquaintances. Internet search engines have clocked onto the popularity of images and allow us to search images across the web just like we search key words. Websites like www.imageraider.com and www.tineye.com allow us to conduct reverse image images. Conducting reverse image searches is useful and advisable. Why? Because if you have ever been a victim of identity theft you will want to know who has stolen your pictures and impersonating you elsewhere on the world wide web. I did this recently and found a picture of myself: someone was pimping me out as a sugar daddy! I am not the first nor will I be the last to have a selfie stolen and misused. A numbe...
College Puts Profit Before Students Safety?
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College Puts Profit Before Students Safety?

It may not have come with a grand declaration of public announcement, but it certainly hasn't gone unnoticed; the SSHH bus service has been reduced to running on function nights. After a review of the Student Union services over the last academic year, funding for the SSHH bus has been severely reduced, affecting the amount of times the bus can run a week and its availability therein. As a cost-cutting measure, the SSHH bus service, which was often the only means for some students to get home safely, will now only run on function nights from the SU (and on occasion Medicine). What's more, the service will no longer run from Egham train station, meaning many students will have to resort to travelling to campus via Egham hill with the ‘back gate’ closing long before the final trains in to...
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Road safety petition launched after 13 year old girl was killed in Ashford.

A friend of a teenager who was killed in a fatal collision in Ashford over Christmas, has started an online petition for a footbridge to be built over the A30, to prevent future accidents.Lia Slade, 13, was hit on the Staines bound carriageway of the A30 London road at 5pm on Saturday 27th December, and was transported to St Georges Hospital in Tooting. However, she tragically died in hospital the following morning. Her friend, 14 year old Ella-Louise Ayling of Clare Road in Stanwell, has created a Facebook page titled ‘Build a Footbridge Across the A30 to Save Life’s’ (sic) in honor of Lia. So far the page has gained over 5000 likes, along with an online petition of the same name on the website petition.co.uk, which has now gained over 640 signatures online. Explaining her intention...