If you're a student, the last thing you'll want to worry about is having to fork out money to replace your stuff after a theft or burglary.
With contents insurance, you could protect yourself against theft and even get cover for damage or loss. Recent research shows that:
- Students are more likely to be victims of property crime than those in other groups says the Office of National Statistics.
- The average student has possessions worth £3,658 according to Endsleigh.
- Aviva received three times as many claims for stolen and damaged mobile phones in 2014, compared to 2010.
As a student, you might have lots of expensive stuff that appeals to thieves.
There are a few simple steps you could take to lower your chances, such as ensuring your house is properly secured and not flashing your valuables in public.