They hope to smash the existing record of 1,253 Smurfs in one place, which was set in the town of Castleblayney in Northern Ireland last July.
She said: “It’s a Smurf war. Bath, Southampton, Chester and Portsmouth University have all tried but we’re going to make sure that no student is left un-blue.
“We want our record to stay in the Guinness Book for years to come.”
Smurfs were created by Belgium cartoonist Peyo in a series of comic strips for the magazine Le Journal de Spirou. The tiny creatures were then turned into a animated television series in the 1980s made by Hanna-Barbera.
The original name “schtroumpf” and the accompanying language came during a meal Peyo was having with his colleague and friend André Franquin in which, having momentarily forgotten the word “salt” Peyo asked him (in French) to “pass the schtroumpf”.
Franquin replied: “Here’s the Schtroumpf – when you are done schtroumpfing, schtroumpf it back” and the two spent the rest of the week-end speaking in schtroumpf language.
The name was later translated as “smurf” into English.