With 3500 new students arriving at Loughborough University for the first time, Police have been speaking to freshers about how to keep their property safe.
Police estimate that each student will bring with them around £4,000 worth of property and equipment. They've been helping students to mark their property today so that if it is stolen and recovered it can be returned.
An ex-burglar, who was released from prison in August after being sentenced to 15 months for his involvement in 33 burglaries targeted at students is now working with police to help students stay safe.
A former burglar has joined forces with West Midlands Police to help keep students safe. In a hard hitting film, he speaks about his past offending and why he deliberately targeted student homes. It will be shown at local universities.
It is part of the force's effort to drive down burglary and will be shown at universities in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.