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Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 19:46 GMT 20:46 UK
Police spotlight students' safety
female college students
Students can get safety broadcasts to download onto iPods
Police in Leeds are launching a campaign aimed at making the area around the city's universities safer.

As a new batch of freshers arrive for their first year, there will be an increase in patrols by officers.

And the force has also produced a series of special audio podcasts featuring basic safety advice.

The force's website manager Patrick Brooke said: "We hope they will download our messages along with their favourite tunes and radio programmes."

Special prize

He added: "However, we will still be displaying the usual text messages on the student section of our website, plus a chance to print out the messages to display in student digs as a constant reminder.

"We are again offering prizes of iPods and digital cameras in return for online feedback from students.

"Good advice from students last year was incorporated into the safety pages to improve our content, and make it more appropriate.

"This time, we are also inviting students to create their own safety podcast message, with the best winning a special prize."

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