POLICE are asking students to play safe - and log on to a West Yorkshire website for tips.
The online Student Safety File, at www.westyorkshire.police.uk, is designed for new arrivals, known as freshers, who are unfamiliar with their surroundings after leaving home.
This makes them easy targets for muggings, theft, burglary and robbery.
However, the safety guide can help more experienced students too.
It features easy to remember bullet points on personal safety, mobile phones, car safety and details on contacting police.
To encourage students to look at the file, West Yorkshire Police are entering anyone who views it into a free prize draw to win one of four digital cameras or cinema tickets.
The closing date is November 3.
Seven hundred students entered last year's competition.
Students are also invited to give feedback on the site to help police improve their services.
Chief Insp Lorna Meredith, of West Yorkshire Police's Target initiative, said: "Many new students will be living in unfamiliar surroundings with a lot on their mind.
"For busy students checking the safety file on our website will take only minutes but will help them protect themselves and their property."