Do you want to work alongside the Police and keep students safe on nights out?

The SCP scheme is funded by Cheltenham's Late Night Levy Fund.

The next cohort of SCPs will be trained in the week commencing 3rd September '18. Student Community Patrollers are UoG student volunteers, who have been well-trained to assist students and non-students who get into difficulty on a night out. Our volunteers are highly valued and make a real difference in the community.

We interview (informal) for this scheme, however we can only take on 12 students so will also use the information you provide in your application form to select the most suitable trainees. (References are always taken up.)

The scheme was featured in a BBC points west video broadcast 31/12/15 here

This is a fantastic way to demonstrate and hone your skills in communication and dealing with challenging situations. The SCPs give minor first aid, call taxis, direct students and stay in constant contact with doorstaff and the Police.

Student Community Patroller volunteers will undertake a compulsory 4 day training course to SIA level. This will be provided free-of-charge to students and students can then apply for an SIA Badge if they wish (at their own cost), which provides them with the opportunity to work as a Door Supervisor in their own time. Disclosure & Barring (formerly ‘CRB’) checks would be undertaken as part of this process.

Above: The BBC Filming one of the Student Community Patrollers in Cheltenham

Student Community Patrollers will also undertake a compulsory 4-hour training course in Basic First-Aid. This will equip you with life-saving skills and enable you to identify and deal with emergencies such as students who collapse, who are injured, choking, allergic reactions, etc.

Student Community Patrollers will also receive training from Police Officers, which will focus on the logistics of the scheme and equip you to handle yourself in challenging situations. We ask for just four hours of patrollling per month (one shift) in term time and you will never patrol alone. There will be opportunities to join the Police during Race Week.

Ideally we would like students who can commit to two years (or three in the case of Freshers) of once-per-month term time patrols, however we will put final years on the waiting list.

Above: Student Community Patrollers

Info Pack 

Application Form


If you have any questions after reading the info pack, please get in touch with Linda Farrall, Membership Services Manager:

The SU Student Community Patrollers work closely with the Police, who a couple of years ago advised us to shift the patrols from a Monday to a Wednesday evening. Wednesday's have grown busier and our amazing Student Community Patrollers are out and about on the Blue&Blue social night. From 11.30pm to 3am, they patrol and keep an eye out for those in difficulty, using Nightsafe radios to stay in touch with club doorstaff and the Police.

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