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Brookes must take action to stop students' bad behaviour
10:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
ALMOST anyone who has been to university will be familiar with late nights spent on the tiles.
It is one of the many things that people who go to university enjoy.
But no one likes noisy neighbours.
An investigation is under way into reports of an increase in complaints about rowdy behaviour from students at Oxford Brookes University.
The university has received 45 complaints so far this term.
And residents say they want action to be taken.
The university is not shying away from talking about the issue – and admits that there is a problem.
But it says that almost all students want the problem dealt with, too.
After all, they need their sleep.
There are two issues.
Firstly, students clearly have to abide with laws and civic responsibilities like the rest of society – even if being at university can, for youngsters, make the real world seem slightly unreal.
Yet locals living nearby have to understand that universities are not nunneries – they are populated with hundreds of young, bright people enjoying what may be the best time of their lives.
That being said, officials should certainly take steps to tackle misbehaviour.
And they should look quickly at enforcing any practical measures that could be taken to help both residents and students get a good night’s sleep.
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