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Students on campus at the University of Warwick
University of Warwick
Coventry
I'd guess so, what criminal idiot would go after broke students. Rooms have locks.
Students on campus at the University of Warwick
University of Warwick
Coventry
Reply 2
theft from halls is sadly pretty common. My hall got done over twice last year :frown:

Just lock your room when you're not in it, don't leave windows open (if on ground floor) and most importantly, make sure your stuff is insured for open door theft (where they don't have to break in to nick it).

edit- students are easy to steal from, most have laptops/mp3 players/cameras etc.....so they're a good target.
Do you have to get insurance for computers etc before you leave for Warwick or can you get that at campus?

I also read about a very scary and awful incident at Warwick: a girl was raped some time ago walking home one night. It really freaked me out because campus is quite secluded and no one heard or saw anything.
Reply 4
yeah, the rape happened back in june 2003 up on the way to lakeside i think.

Theres loads of lighting/emergency phones about now though so its a bit safer.

As for insurance, try cover4students.com, they gave me the best quote when I was in halls- use CV4 7AL as the postcode to get a quote. I'm now with saxon in my house this year though.
Reply 5
Plus Lakeside is the only place i could conceive any kind of assault taking place, simply as there is a little bit of a walk away from the main campus to get to it. Everywhere else is pretty well lit and busy most of the time. I went over to lakeside late one night and thought it seemed a tad spooky as there was absoutely no one around and it seemed like a huge building.
Reply 6
The simplest thing is just to close your windows and lock your door whenever you leave, it's not paranoia, just safety. Many people don't do this. Thieves only need a few seconds to waltz into your room and grab something while you're in the kitchen. Crimes of opportunity.
Also students are as Ynox said not poor but an attractive target.
Reply 7
My friend's house in Leamington has been burgled 3 times since September, although I've not had any problems at all living in Earlsdon. Somehow, Earlsdon has this dodgy reputation for being really bad to live in, a huge crime rate and a scary place, but I'd much rather live in Earlsdon than South Leamington, which is much more dodgy.
Reply 8
carolinedrew
Do you have to get insurance for computers etc before you leave for Warwick or can you get that at campus?

I also read about a very scary and awful incident at Warwick: a girl was raped some time ago walking home one night. It really freaked me out because campus is quite secluded and no one heard or saw anything.

theres people from endsleigh about during freshers week so dont worry about getting insurance before u go up. they also hav an office in the students union so theyr always quite easy to reach if u hav any problems id imagine.