SUNDERLAND students are being welcomed back to the city.
Freshers’ Fortnight has got off to a great start with thousands of new students descending on the city to start their educational adventure.
And dedicated student police officer Pc Shane Jenness has been on hand to meet new and returning students to offer them advice on how to stay safe.
Pc Jenness said: “Becoming a student is an exciting time and there is a lot to take in, especially for people moving into a new city.
“For a lot of people, this may be their first time away from home, which can be both exciting and daunting.
“We want people to enjoy their time here and are offering some simple advice to help keep them safe.
“Our advice only takes a few moments to consider, for example, not leaving valuables near an open window and locking the front door behind you. It’s just basic things that could help stop valuables being stolen.”
Officers have also been dishing out personal safety cards to students, which include top tips on how to stay safe during a night out.
“Sunderland is a great city with lots to offer and we work hard to make it even safer and a better place for people to enjoy,” Pc Jenness added.
“As the dedicated University of Sunderland Neighbourhood Beat Manager my priority is ensuring the safety and security of students and I would urge anyone with any issues or concerns to get in touch with me.”
To contact Pc Jenness, phone 03456 043 043 ex 69191 or the university on 515 3999 or 515 2028.