Sutton Bonington, a student accommodation campus at the University of Nottingham, will be providing their residents with wristbands during freshers’ week.

All campuses under the student accommodation provider Campus Living Villages, which includes Sutton Bonington, will be giving out wristbands to ensure the safety of their residents.

“The wristbands will be brightly coloured and will include the name of the accommodation, postcode and a phone number in case of an emergency”

This comes after a survey from last year that showed that “more than 75 percent of taxi drivers regularly have to deal with passengers who have drunk too much on a night out” and don’t remember the location of their new accommodation.

Emily Terry, a second-year Aerospace Engineering student, told Impact: “It’s a good idea because it gives you that extra reassurance that you will get back safely, especially when you don’t know too many people. Overall, it will allow you to have a better freshers’ week.”

The wristbands that Sutton Bonington will be handing out will look similar to these

The wristbands will be brightly coloured and will include the name of the accommodation, postcode and a phone number in case of an emergency.

Richard Gabelich, CEO for Campus Living Villages UK, said: “We want our students to enjoy the time they spend within the cities and towns they are living in, safely and responsibly. 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.”

Sarah Lindgärde

Images courtesy of Campus Living Villages.
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