September 17, 2013, by offcampus
Love Your Stuff – 2013 Campaign
Burglary in Nottingham has decreased in recent years, but there is still more to be done. By working closely with students and the police we are very hopeful that we can spread the crime prevention message further.
This idea is central to the University’s community work and through the Love Your Stuff campaign we are actively increasing crime prevention awareness among students as well as the local community.
Over the last five years the door-to-door campaign has seen University staff, student ambassadors and the police go into the community to help students and permanent residents avoid becoming victims of crime.
Everybody who meets a member of our team will be told to lock doors and close windows before leaving the house, while being pointed to the Your Community website. Here they can get more tips on everything from carrying cash, backing up work on a memory stick and only using licensed taxis, to the best ways of protecting their home and vehicle.
If a house visit was not enough, a willing volunteer cycles around displaying the Love Your Stuff slogan on a six-foot high advertising banner, while online reminders, student e-newsletters and screens on the University’s hopper buses are all emblazoned with ‘Love Your Stuff’ advice.
By running the campaign at the start of each semester, all students get an early reminder to keep their property safe, but we also try to ensure that it is not quickly forgotten.
Students are sent a letter offering tips on how to be a good neighbour and part of their community where they will be living. Not only has this work proven successful in reducing the crime rate, but it also provides our students with the opportunity to be part of the local community.
For more details on how The University of Nottingham engages with the local community and Crime prevention advice, please visit the Your Community website. To keep up to date and receive our regular crime prevention advice year round, follow us on Twitter @UoN_Off_Campus.