In 2010, more than 235,000 students in the United Kingdom will head to university. Unfortunately, with so many students and high priced valuables such as smartphones and laptops, even the UK's safest university towns experience some forms of crime, including burglaries, thefts, or assaults.
While safety is a priority for most universities, there are several additional ways you can improve your own safety and keep your belongings secure. Before heading off to university, review these safety tips.
1. Familiarise yourself with your University Safety office.
Every university has a security office, and part of your tuition funds it. Make the most of this resource by utilising its services. Your universities website likely provides information like office hours and phone number, but you can also visit in pers