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West Midlands Police offer advice for new students to help you stay safe

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Making student life a safer place for you.

Student life can be hard to navigate. Whether you’re away from home for the first time and need some advice, or just need some ideas on keeping your property safe, you’ve come to the right place.

The following message from West Midlands Police offers some great advice to help you stay safe as a student, including an introduction to your local PCSOs, the Safer Students website and more digital resources. 

Introducing…Safer Students

Welcome to your new university – we hope you have an amazing few years here!

Student life can be tricky to navigate. As well as having fun, making friends and getting stuck into your degree, it’s also important to keep your safety in mind – especially if you’re living away from home for the first time.

Here’s what you can do to get started:

Meet your university officers

Each university in the West Midlands has a designated Police Officer and/or PCSO who work hard to keep you safe while you’re at university. For Wolverhampton, the names and contact details of yours are:

PCSO Emma Dimmock

PCSO Sam Shotton

There will be Police Officers from the city centre team spending time on campus supporting the work of the PCSO’s.

These officers will carry out a range of activities on campus throughout the year, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to meet them and find out more about what they do. You can also contact them if you need any advice or support throughout the year.

Read our digital guide

We’ve created a handy guide to give you lots of information on how to keep yourself and your belongings safe, as well as help you stay on the right side of the law.

Our hope is that this guide will empower you to make informed decisions that prioritise your wellbeing, enabling you to fully embrace all the opportunities and experiences that student life has to offer.

Download a copy of the guide

Visit our websites

Take a look at our Safer Students website to gain more tips and advice on how to look after yourself at university and read first-hand experiences from students on a wide range of topics such as nights out, meeting new people, home safety and more:

You can also get a range of support and crime prevention advice on our West Midlands Police website:

Follow us on Instagram

We have a dedicated Instagram account where you can stay in the loop with useful crime prevention advice and find out more about what your university officers are doing to keep you safe. Follow us at @saferstudents.

Sign up to WMNow

Sign up for free and get live updates of what’s going on where you live and study:

We hope you have a great time settling into university life and don’t forget to reach out to us if you need any support.

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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