Living away from home, especially if it's for the first time, can be very exciting and it's easy to get caught up in student life and forget about the health, safety, and well-being of yourself and those around.

All students should take personal responsibility for looking after themselves and their housemates to protect from the dangers of fire and other hazards.

Our safety advice could be one of your most important lessons during your time at university or college so we urge you to make some time to familiarise yourself with our basic guidance and tips. One day it could help save your life or somebody else's!