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Burglar freed after robbing from student house

A convicted burglar laughed and cheered in court as he was set free the same day he was sentenced for his crime. Robert Osu had already served four months after admitting breaking into a student house in the north-west of England to steal items such as laptops. After the judge handed Osu an eight-month sentence suspended for two years, the … More

Student offers reward after theft

A university student has offered a reward for the return of stolen coursework and textbooks and thieves broke into her car shortly before Christmas. Geraldine Roohan had parked her car outside her home in Primrose Street, Astley Bridge, when the thieves struck. The 36-year-old student told the Bolton News that Christmas presents she had bought for her two children, Nathanial, … More

Students given security tips to avoid theft

Security tips have been issued to students ahead of the festive period, with many young people heading home to spend Christmas with their families, leaving their homes unoccupied. This could make student properties an attractive proposition for thieves, so PC Chris Orr at Shirley CID has warned people who live in multi-occupancy student flats to be vigilant. Speaking to the … More

Students warned over rising property theft

Students have been warned to be on alert as their properties are being targeted by thieves. Police revealed that student houses are a popular target for criminals due to the fact they typically have expensive items such as smartphones, laptops and tablet computers. Newly leaked figures show property theft has risen for the first time in 20 years, which could … More

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Student Infographic

UniVERSUSty Have you ever wondered which university in the UK has the best graduate prospects? Check out this clever infographic that Tamar compiled for us! There is also more information on which university has the most reasonable costs of living. So, which university will YOU be attending?      

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£1,300 worth of Christmas gifts taken from student flat

A student has had over £1,000 worth of Christmas gifts taken from her flat in a robbery. Danielle Trainer explained presents for her friends and family were stolen in the break-in at the apartment in Kirkcaldy High Street, Fife. According to a report by the Courier, items including CDs, DVDs, PlayStation games, a digital camera, aftershave and clothes were taken … More

Contents insurance ‘is always a wise investment’
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School leavers preparing to start university in September may want to follow one expert's advice and ensure they have student insurance that covers the contents of their halls of residence. Home insurance manager for Co-operative UK Carl Burton explained how it is important to be prepared in case something unexpected is to happen. For example, people could easily experience a … More

Social media ‘an important tool for graduate job searchers’
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Student insurance customers who will graduate this summer and begin hunting for jobs may want to take note of one expert's advice. Laura Smith, candidate marketing executive for Milkround, explained how it is now more important than ever to "integrate" social media into the application process. Individuals were advised to use sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to "brand" … More

University choice ‘can determine career paths’
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School pupils thinking about applying to university next year have more than just student insurance to think about. According to managing director of Thomas Education Sally Wells, it is vital teenagers think about their future career when choosing where to attend higher education. "The university and course chosen, as well as the extra curricular activities a student undertakes, are critically … More

Tips on honing a CV to engage a recruiter
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As the summer holiday approaches many students will be looking to secure a job so they can pay for next year's fees, university insurance and living expenses. In order to attract recruiters, founder and principal of thecvexperts.com David Moran recommends keeping covering letters "succinct and relevant". According to the expert, this section of an application is usually read before a … More

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