OVER 33,000 students across Northern Ireland received their A-Level results on Thursday, August 15.
Many will be planning nights out to celebrate their results and their new life at university.
However, the PSNI is urging students to keep safety in mind when planning any post-results party nights.
In a statement, the PSNI said: “We understand young people will want to go out and celebrate their results after all their hard work however we have found that sometimes high spirits can go a little too far with some overindulging in alcohol and getting into trouble.
“We want to keep the number of alcohol-related incidents to a minimum and remind revellers that each of us is responsible for our own actions, even when under the influence of alcohol.
“A criminal record for assault or a public order offence can put a dampener on future career prospects and could have even longer-term consequences, like affecting your eligibility to get a travel visa or gain entry to some overseas countries.
“We also want to make sure anyone planning on heading out to celebrate their results puts as much thought into how they are getting home at the end of night as they do into how they are getting there and what they are wearing.
“It’s a good idea to have your lift home arranged or taxi pre-booked before you go out.
“It’s also important that friends look out for each other. Be responsible and stick together.”