HUDDERSFIELD University has hit back at student criticism that on-campus security needs to be tighter.
Results from this year's online Sodexho University lifestyle survey show that Huddersfield students are more worried about having better security than students elsewhere.
They have called for better lighting, safety buses at night, swipe-card access to halls of residence and secure areas to lock away their bikes.
But university officials say security is a top priority and that everything is being done to ensure the safety of its 20,000-strong student population.
Philip Williams (pictured right), the university's head of public relations, said: "The university takes student security very seriously.
"We have implemented a range of measures to ensure that the campus remains as safe and secure as possible. The reported crime rate for the campus is considerably lower than for Kirklees as a whole."
The university's response highlighted the fact that the extra measures asked for by students are already in place.
The campus has 24-hour staffed CCTV coverage and strong links with the town centre CCTV, so that any incidents can be easily tracked.
There are mobile out-of-hours security patrols and late-night and 24-hour student study areas are monitored for safety.
Swipe-card entry provided at 90% of university-owned buildings and CCTV cameras have been installed to cover the bicycle storage areas. The university also say on-campus lighting complies with health and safety regulations.
Mr Williams added: "As part of the student induction we provide advice on safety and security.
"Each year we monitor the results of the Sodexho survey and similar student surveys to ensure we pick up and act on any student concerns."
Earlier this month a survey by the Times Higher Education Supplement revealed that more than a third of students feel threatened in their university environment at night.