Love Your Stuff

31 Jan 2013 13:46:54.700

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Students from The University of Nottingham are to brave the winter weather in order to help police spread crime-prevention advice during the Dunkirk Week of Action.

On the 5 February, volunteers will be knocking on doors to pass on simple advice to make sure fewer people fall victim to burglary.

Those living off campus will be advised to close all windows and lock all doors before going out, to put all laptops and valuables out of sight and use free services such as Smart Water, to mark their property so that it can be traced.

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Melanie Futer, Manager off-Campus Student Affairs, said “Most burglars are opportunists, and a third of student burglaries happen when homes have been left insecurely.

“We’re hoping that by offering some simple advice, we can help more students to take responsibility for their possessions and make sure they don’t give burglars any chances.

“The Love Your Stuff campaign has been a great success in the past, as shown by the decrease in the number of burglaries. This year we are very hopeful that we can spread the crime prevention message further by again working closely with students and with the police.”

Nottinghamshire Police are also urging students to register electrical items, including mobile phones and computers, on the Immobilse property database. This helps police reunite stolen items with their owners.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 42,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United KingdomChina and Malaysia. It was ‘one of the first to embrace a truly international approach to higher education’, according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2013. It is also one of the most popular universities among graduate employers, one of the world’s greenest universities, and winner of the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World’s Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong and the QS World Rankings.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University aims to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its research into global food security.

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For more information please contact Melanie Futer, Manager off-Campus Student Affairs,

  Harry Waddle

Harry Waddle - Students Communications Officer

Email: Phone: +44 (0)115 823 2353 Location: University Park

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