Chloe Schendel-Wilson, President of Bournemouth’s student union has revealed that SUBU will be spearheading a New Year campaign aimed at encouraging students not to be a nuisance.
She said there are plans in Easter for student ambassadors to do a workshop to make people aware of the consequences and how to be more respectful in their local area.
A recent survey taken by BU students showed that out of 100 responses 86 students go out every Wednesday and 56 students go out every Friday, whilst 56% don’t try to keep the noise down when walking to and from their place of residence on a night out.
Students suggested that more police are needed patrolling the streets to control the levels of noise.
Bournemouth resident Beverley Hart, 58, said she feels as though residents are a last thought, if a thought at all, to students.
“I feel that something needs to be done in order to control the excessive noise levels during these mid-week student events.”
Purbeck, a hall of residence in Bournemouth, contains posters informing students that they may be fined up to £5000 if any noise they make is reported to Bournemouth Council.
The President of SUBU advised that students should integrate with the local community more, stating that this way students may consider the affects they have when they are noisy.
She also added that despite noise on nights out being inevitable, students aren’t in an all-student town and this needs to be taken on board by some.