Student orientation – safety wristbands introduced across our UK villages

September 08, 2017
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We’ve created a simple, yet effective festival-inspired wristband to help ensure all our residents arrive home safely.

This month (September) is an exciting time for students with orientation getting underway.

We will be offering all our 13,000+ residents, across our 16 UK Villages with free, brightly-coloured wristbands, containing the village’s postcode and out-of-hours security number during Welcome and Freshers’ weeks.

 

 

Richard Gabelich, CEO for Campus Living Villages UK said: “Thousands of students across the UK are set to start university and move away from home for the first time. There will be lots of fun social events and activities going on to help them meet new friends and explore their new locations.

“We want our students to enjoy the time they spend within the cities and towns they are living in, safely and responsibly.

“We have already welcomed thousands of residents into our villages and we have received an extremely positive response from students and parents.

“It’s important to us to do whatever we can to further ensure the safety and wellbeing of our own residents as soon as they walk through our doors to the end of the academic year.

“We believe these festival-inspired wristbands will go some way to ensuring that safety and reduce any concerns for our residents as well as help foster a spirit of community we strive for in every one of our villages.”

The wristbands were piloted our University of Salford Student Village last year – and went down a treat with the residents, with many saying they felt safer carrying the name and address of their accommodation as they became acclimatised to their new surroundings.

Last year, a survey alarmingly highlighted that more than 75 per cent of taxi drivers* regularly have to deal with passengers who have drunk too much alcohol on a night out.

Claire Smith, Head of Marketing InsureTAXI said: “During Welcome and Freshers’ weeks we’d urge all students to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings and we feel these wristbands from Campus Living Villages UK will help many with that awareness.

“Remember, you can only hail down public hire cabs – such as Hackney black cabs – and you must pre-book private hire cabs. Store a couple of local taxi firms in your phone before you go on a night out, make sure you don’t go home on your own, save contact numbers of some of your flatmates in your phone and drink responsibly – all simple tips that will ensure you have an enjoyable time.”

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