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As the new academic year begins, now is the time to focus on student mental health risks

As universities gear up for the new academic year, it’s a timely moment to focus on mental well-being, and the serious difficulties that some young people face in their first weeks and months living away from home.

September 13, 2023

University of Houston-Clear Lake Ensures 24/7 Access to Wellbeing Support

The University of Houston-Clearlake is known for its focus on high-quality education and research, and for providing a safe, welcoming environment for students, staff, and campus visitors. After a demonstration of SafeZone, UHCL’s executive leadership team immediately saw its value not just for enhancing safety, but...

August 7, 2023

University of York Extends use of SafeZone to Ensure Wellbeing and Meet Duty of Care

The University of York was one of the first in the UK to recognise the value of CriticalArc’s SafeZone technology for improving safety for students and staff. A decade on, the university’s Campus Safety Team is going even further, extending its use of SafeZone to...

August 16, 2023

Managing Safety and Security Across Combined Healthcare and Higher Education Campuses

Leading healthcare and higher education organizations around the world are looking to collaborate, to ensure the wellbeing of the people for whom they have a shared duty of care. In some settings, the line of responsibility overlaps or is blurred. In some cases, there is...

August 7, 2023

CriticalArc sponsorship for grassroots football club nurtures young players

The Wigston Willow Panthers under 9s football team has received a welcome boost, with sponsorship from CriticalArc funding new kit, jackets, and water bottles.

August 2, 2023

Hurricanes and Tornadoes: Predictable Risks and Unexpected Consequences

Most major impact events have ripple effects and consequences. Sometimes these ‘aftershocks’ are predictable sometimes not. Organizations should plan for both. We’ve focused on hurricane and tornado risks in our two recent insight pieces, and these are both good examples of dynamic risk situations, with...

August 3, 2023

As the Summer Heats up, Prepare for the Storms to Come

Millions of Americans are under heat advisories, and temperature records are being broken globally from Canada, to Europe, to Japan. China has just recorded its highest ever temperature (52.2C/126/F). The World Meteorological Organization reminds us that extreme weather is “becoming the new normal”.

July 31, 2023

When the Storm Hits: How Prepared is your Organization for Evolving Hurricane or Tornado Risks?

With hurricane season upon us, how confident are you in your organization’s ability to respond to major weather events? How robust is your infrastructure, and will it stand up to greater storm intensity?

July 13, 2023

University of Kent Uses SafeZone for City-Wide Initiative

SafeZone had been used by the University of Kent to ensure student wellbeing and safety since 2016 – then, in 2020, the security department identified potential to go further.

July 11, 2023

IACLEA & IAHSS Joint Webinar – Collaborating Across Organizations: Best Practices For Combined Healthcare and Higher Education Campus Safety

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) teamed…

June 6, 2023