Info for Students

The University of Nottingham has provided these tips to help keep yourself safe:

  1. Close it and lock it – don’t give burglars a helping hand. Make sure you lock your doors, rooms and windows when leaving your property
  2. Be smart – mark your laptops and cameras etc using Smartwater
  3. Immobilise – register all your valuables online to help catch thieves and keep a list of the make, model and serial numbers of your electronic items
  4. Don’t be a show off – keep valuables like laptops, mobile phones, ipods and expensive jewellery out of display in your home, car and when walking around
  5. Plan – your journeys – if you are going out, make sure you tell a friend. Don’t take short cuts and only use licensed taxis
  6. Never walk alone – walk with friends and in groups. Don’t make yourself more vulnerable
  7. Drink aware– enjoy your drink responsibly. Don’t leave your drink unattended and never accept drinks from strangers
  8. Don’t flash it – be wary around cash points
  9. Stay alert – if you see someone hanging around outside your house or halls, ask them who they are and be careful of letting others follow you into your building
  10. Shred – shred your personal documents before you bin them

You can find more information on the Notts Police website, where you can also download a student survival guide.

For more advice, visit these links to the city’s university pages:,