Humberside Police will be handing out ‘Drink Aware’ packs to new students at Bishop Burton College from 13:30 hrs on Thursday 19 September at the Freshers’ Fair.
The Freshers’ Fair event is aimed at providing students with all the help and advice that will keep them safe during their time at college.
Neighbourhood Officers based at Beverley Police Station will distribute 200 of the packs and offer help and advice to new students who will often be away from home and without adult guidance for the first time in their lives.
The packs contain:
A Personal Attack alarm
Drink Aware advice
Dispersal Order mint cards
‘Spikey’ – anti drink skinning stoppers
Wine/beer & sprits unit calculator glass
Alcohol unit calorie counter
A pen and a lolly
PC Julie Turrell of Beverley Neighbourhood Police Team says, “Crime against students is rare and we want to make sure it stays that way, sometimes students don’t realise the dangers they can put themselves in, especially when they’ve had a drink. Awareness of these issues is our key priority. We think this Drink Aware pack offers information and useful ‘gadgets’ such as the ‘spikey’ stoppers which we hope they will use whenever they are on a night out”
Freshers’ Week Marquee at Bishop Burton College from 13:30 hrs on Thursday 19 September.
In addition to the Drink Aware Campaign, local Crime Prevention Officers will also be visiting Halls of Residents across the East Riding to give out property marking pens and www.immobilise.com leaflets. The web-based property record site is endorsed and searchable by all UK Police Forces and can help to ensure stolen property can be identified and returned.
Humberside Police want to make sure that while the new students are in the East Riding they can keep themselves and their property safe and not become victims of crime.
Link to Bishop Burton website: http://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/news/events/college-events/freshers-week-2013