Police in Dorset will be carrying out additional patrols and offering advice to students during freshers' week to reduce alcohol related crime.
It comes as part of the 'In Focus' campaign which will run over five days from 18th to 22nd September.
It aims to highlight the realities of dealing with drunkenness and alcohol-related incidents.
The campaign coincides with freshers' week - when new students arrive at their chosen universities.
Police hope that a greater presence will help people face up to the problems of excessive drinking.
University Liaison Officer PC Andy Scarratt said: "We will be offering students advice on staying safe whilst on nights out. Our aim is for individuals to enjoy their student experience, but in a safe and well informed way.”
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