Endsleigh Student Contents Insurance Reveals the Main Security Risks for Students in University 2009

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In an attempt to improve student safety and security, Endsleigh student insurance has compiled a list of top security threats that face students in 2009.

Crimes on campus occur more often than many institutions might like to admit, however, by taking some precautionary measures it can be quite simple to avoid becoming a statistic.

Crimes on campus occur more often than many institutions might like to admit, however, by taking some precautionary measures it can be quite simple to avoid becoming a statistic.

Not locking up

Keeping dorm rooms locked is vital to ensuring possessions don’t make their way out the door, so keep those doors and windows locked when there is nobody in the room. It is also advisable to invest in a cabinet (or something similar) that can be locked to store valuables in, like laptops, ipods, cameras, jewellery, etc. Getting into the habit of locking up should be adopted sooner rather than later, whether it’s for a night out or simply a trip to the showers, ensure everything is locked up and packed away.

Losing track of valuables

By keeping credit, ATM and National Insurance cards nearby it minimises the risk of losing or misplacing them. We all know how frustrating it can be to have to replace cards and especially driver’s licenses, so a good wallet (simple as it seems) could be an easy solution to keeping important cards and identification safe.

Being flashy

Some students place a lot of value, socially, on the gadgets and gizmos they own, but boasting about their latest toys could act as advertising for prospective thieves. Having nice things is fair and well, but be discreet about them, attracting unnecessary attention is just that, unnecessary. It is also a good idea to minimise the amount of cash carried in your wallet, try to keep it under £40 as a general rule, so if it does go missing it won’t completely destroy the bank balance.

Not having a student insurance policy

One of the best preventative measures for students is without a doubt a good student contents insurance policy that provides cover for valuables, like computers, ipods, watches, handbags, etc. It might seem like an unnecessary expense, but at least replacing stolen goods will be a lot easier.

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