Fortunately, very few of our students become victims of crime but it is important to know what you should do if, for example, you have something stolen. The majority of burglars are opportunists who gain entry into your home through an open door or window. Keep your valuables out of sight and be cautious of what you post on social media – a burglar will use whatever information that they have to determine who to target.
It’s important to remember that most student accommodation is empty during the holidays making it the perfect time for criminals to strike, so making sure you are safe and secure whilst on and off campus couldn’t be more important. The best advice is to take preventative measures to minimise the chances of becoming a victim.
For more tips, download the U-SAFE booklet.
Laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones are must-have items for criminals. It’s not just the hardware that appeals to them. Chances are, your devices will be full of contact details of your friends and personal data about you. At the very least, you should use a password!
Be sensible with your gadgets and keep them safe and secure: