Plan how you will get home from social events – plan with friends, particularly if you’re going to a part of town you don’t know.
Eat before you go out. A full stomach and drinking plenty of waterwill help you not to get too drunk and lose sight of your safety.
Watch your drink. Drinks that have been spiked can turn you into susceptible target. Always watch your drink and if you have left it behind for a while, get a new one.
Avoid hazardous routes home, ie river banks and busy roads. Your ability to protect yourself is severely limited after consuming alcohol so if you choose to walk home, watch your step. Also, try to keep to well lit streets with pavements.
Leaving with your friends, and pre-booking a taxi will mean you can make sure you ll go home safely together.
Living in a new city
Just because you're in and around campus and everyone seems really friendly, don't be fooled into thinking that you're completely safe.
Thieves will target students as they see them as 'easy pickings', especially in the first few weeks of a new school year.
Once you're settled into your new accommodation and surroundings, research the less desirable areas of your new city and try to avoid them as best you can.