University of Southampton website targeted by Anonymous

Daily Echo: Hackers target uni website Hackers target uni website

HACKERS launched a cyber attack on the University of Southampton disrupting its websites, the Daily Echo can reveal.

The university has confirmed that it was the subject of a “denial-of-service” (DoS) attack – which is an attempt to make a machine or network resources unavailable to users.

It caused the university’s ePrints service, which is a database for academic research, to be affected over the weekend.

A sinister video was posted on the Internet by a group claiming to be part of the hacking organisation Anonymous.

In the one-minute clip, a distorted voiceover claims the university had published the names of people with symptoms of autism and ADHD – something the educational institution denies.

The voice adds: “These people have no clue that their names are being published on the Internet.

“If these people knew their names are on the Internet, they will probably not like it.

“We took down your website. This is our first and our last warning.”

The attack comes after several other universities – including Oxford and Cambridge – were also targeted by groups claiming to be associated with Anonymous – an organisation that has reportedly hacked several Government websites.

The University of Southampton said it had procedures in place to deal with the attack.

A spokesman added: “This was a DoS attack, to which the university responded using a planned incident process.

“Access to the Internet and ePrints was affected for a short time. Although access to ePrints was restricted by the university to users on the university’s internal network over the weekend, the DoS attack did not take down the website, and no unauthorised access would have been obtained by virtue of the attack.

“The university takes its obligations under the Data Protection Act and the safeguarding of personal data in its custody very seriously.

“It is almost inconceivable that names would be published without explicit prior consent. The more likely explanation is that any names published were published with explicit prior consent.”

The university has said it will be happy to investigate any specific allegations of names being published without consent if any are brought to its attention.

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11:52am Wed 5 Sep 12

chavfreezone says...

For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.
For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought. chavfreezone
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12:03pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Shoong says...

chavfreezone wrote:
For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.
I'm not sure denying students the tools they need to study is justified in satisfying your 'karma', whatever that is.
[quote][p][bold]chavfreezone[/bold] wrote: For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure denying students the tools they need to study is justified in satisfying your 'karma', whatever that is. Shoong
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12:17pm Wed 5 Sep 12

sotonwinch09 says...

chavfreezone wrote:
For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.
Yes, I'm sure those hackers though of your problems with the 'student ghetto' when conducting this attack.
[quote][p][bold]chavfreezone[/bold] wrote: For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Yes, I'm sure those hackers though of your problems with the 'student ghetto' when conducting this attack. sotonwinch09
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12:18pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Anon1342 says...

"...the Daily Echo can reveal."

I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true.
"...the Daily Echo can reveal." I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true. Anon1342
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12:20pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Anon1342 says...

chavfreezone wrote:
For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.
Sorry, I completely forgot that the 25,000+ students that study at the university add no value to enhancing the local economy.

I also didn't realise that anyone was of the opinion Swaythling was a nice area, with "lovely houses".
[quote][p][bold]chavfreezone[/bold] wrote: For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I completely forgot that the 25,000+ students that study at the university add no value to enhancing the local economy. I also didn't realise that anyone was of the opinion Swaythling was a nice area, with "lovely houses". Anon1342
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12:39pm Wed 5 Sep 12

AdrianSmith says...

Anon1342 wrote:
"...the Daily Echo can reveal."

I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true.
Yeah, I'm sure loads of people in the city as a whole scour a small student website for the latest news.
[quote][p][bold]Anon1342[/bold] wrote: "...the Daily Echo can reveal." I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I'm sure loads of people in the city as a whole scour a small student website for the latest news. AdrianSmith
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12:48pm Wed 5 Sep 12

lukeobrien says...

AdrianSmith wrote:
Anon1342 wrote:
"...the Daily Echo can reveal."

I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true.
Yeah, I'm sure loads of people in the city as a whole scour a small student website for the latest news.
Clearly the Daily Echo do! Not the first and I'm sure not the last time one of The Tab's stories will be claimed as "revealed" by the Echo
[quote][p][bold]AdrianSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anon1342[/bold] wrote: "...the Daily Echo can reveal." I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I'm sure loads of people in the city as a whole scour a small student website for the latest news.[/p][/quote]Clearly the Daily Echo do! Not the first and I'm sure not the last time one of The Tab's stories will be claimed as "revealed" by the Echo lukeobrien
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1:25pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Inform Al says...

Anon1342 wrote:
chavfreezone wrote:
For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.
Sorry, I completely forgot that the 25,000+ students that study at the university add no value to enhancing the local economy.

I also didn't realise that anyone was of the opinion Swaythling was a nice area, with "lovely houses".
Whilst I cannot condone cyber attacks on any computer system, I would say the Flower Roads Estate close to the Uni does have many lovely council and owner occupied houses. Unfortunately it's the ones that have been bought and sold to private landlords that tend to look grotty, and the worst of them tend to be the student HMOs. It's all well and good saying that thousands of students benefit Southampton's economy when the Uni has made no real effort to provide sufficient halls of residents for them, and we have over 14500 on the housing list, many of whom should be in the 3 bed homes hogged by students.
[quote][p][bold]Anon1342[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chavfreezone[/bold] wrote: For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I completely forgot that the 25,000+ students that study at the university add no value to enhancing the local economy. I also didn't realise that anyone was of the opinion Swaythling was a nice area, with "lovely houses".[/p][/quote]Whilst I cannot condone cyber attacks on any computer system, I would say the Flower Roads Estate close to the Uni does have many lovely council and owner occupied houses. Unfortunately it's the ones that have been bought and sold to private landlords that tend to look grotty, and the worst of them tend to be the student HMOs. It's all well and good saying that thousands of students benefit Southampton's economy when the Uni has made no real effort to provide sufficient halls of residents for them, and we have over 14500 on the housing list, many of whom should be in the 3 bed homes hogged by students. Inform Al
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1:39pm Wed 5 Sep 12

AdrianSmith says...

lukeobrien wrote:
AdrianSmith wrote:
Anon1342 wrote:
"...the Daily Echo can reveal."

I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true.
Yeah, I'm sure loads of people in the city as a whole scour a small student website for the latest news.
Clearly the Daily Echo do! Not the first and I'm sure not the last time one of The Tab's stories will be claimed as "revealed" by the Echo
Or perhaps the uni's press office told the Echo about it and it has nothing to do with the student site at all.

Just a thought....
[quote][p][bold]lukeobrien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AdrianSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anon1342[/bold] wrote: "...the Daily Echo can reveal." I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I'm sure loads of people in the city as a whole scour a small student website for the latest news.[/p][/quote]Clearly the Daily Echo do! Not the first and I'm sure not the last time one of The Tab's stories will be claimed as "revealed" by the Echo[/p][/quote]Or perhaps the uni's press office told the Echo about it and it has nothing to do with the student site at all. Just a thought.... AdrianSmith
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1:52pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Georgem says...

It's time we saw an end to the use of the word "cyber" as any sort of relevant qualifier. It's 2012, information technology is an everyday part of life now, we don't need to pretend it's some murky scary world that nobody understands any more.
It's time we saw an end to the use of the word "cyber" as any sort of relevant qualifier. It's 2012, information technology is an everyday part of life now, we don't need to pretend it's some murky scary world that nobody understands any more. Georgem
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2:04pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Georgem says...

lukeobrien wrote:
AdrianSmith wrote:
Anon1342 wrote:
"...the Daily Echo can reveal."

I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true.
Yeah, I'm sure loads of people in the city as a whole scour a small student website for the latest news.
Clearly the Daily Echo do! Not the first and I'm sure not the last time one of The Tab's stories will be claimed as "revealed" by the Echo
In what scientists are calling "pretty friggin' obvious, really", news stories are often to be found from more than one source.
[quote][p][bold]lukeobrien[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AdrianSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anon1342[/bold] wrote: "...the Daily Echo can reveal." I am so glad you cleared that up, and here was me thinking that www.sotontab.co.uk broke this story last week. But no, if the Echo claims they found this story, it must be true.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I'm sure loads of people in the city as a whole scour a small student website for the latest news.[/p][/quote]Clearly the Daily Echo do! Not the first and I'm sure not the last time one of The Tab's stories will be claimed as "revealed" by the Echo[/p][/quote]In what scientists are calling "pretty friggin' obvious, really", news stories are often to be found from more than one source. Georgem
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2:49pm Wed 5 Sep 12

AdrianSmith says...

In fact, I've just had a look at the website in question. The story there says Southampton 'might' be attacked, while the Echo clearly says it has happened with first hand information from the university itself.

Obviously the students didn't do their story very well!

I wonder how many stories the student site has taken from the Echo?
In fact, I've just had a look at the website in question. The story there says Southampton 'might' be attacked, while the Echo clearly says it has happened with first hand information from the university itself. Obviously the students didn't do their story very well! I wonder how many stories the student site has taken from the Echo? AdrianSmith
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2:58pm Wed 5 Sep 12

cantthinkofone says...

DDOS is not the same as hacking. It's like equating a sit-down protest to 9-11.

I do wish the media would get their heads around this. Surely Dan Kerins is able to advise his colleagues on this stuff?
DDOS is not the same as hacking. It's like equating a sit-down protest to 9-11. I do wish the media would get their heads around this. Surely Dan Kerins is able to advise his colleagues on this stuff? cantthinkofone
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3:13pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Georgem says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
DDOS is not the same as hacking. It's like equating a sit-down protest to 9-11.

I do wish the media would get their heads around this. Surely Dan Kerins is able to advise his colleagues on this stuff?
Hmmm. Yes, and no. A DDoS is not hacking - cracking, really, but that battle is long lost - but to actually have the horsepower to carry one out successfully involves having previously hacked elsewhere. Quick, find me 10000 computers I can remotely tell to participate in a DDoS, without doing any sort of hacking.

In any case, they said hackers carried out a DDoS. They didn't say the DDoS was the hack. Gunmen might rob a bank, but they don't necessarily shoot anyone.
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: DDOS is not the same as hacking. It's like equating a sit-down protest to 9-11. I do wish the media would get their heads around this. Surely Dan Kerins is able to advise his colleagues on this stuff?[/p][/quote]Hmmm. Yes, and no. A DDoS is not hacking - cracking, really, but that battle is long lost - but to actually have the horsepower to carry one out successfully involves having previously hacked elsewhere. Quick, find me 10000 computers I can remotely tell to participate in a DDoS, without doing any sort of hacking. In any case, they said hackers carried out a DDoS. They didn't say the DDoS was the hack. Gunmen might rob a bank, but they don't necessarily shoot anyone. Georgem
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3:26pm Wed 5 Sep 12

cantthinkofone says...

Georgem wrote:
cantthinkofone wrote:
DDOS is not the same as hacking. It's like equating a sit-down protest to 9-11.

I do wish the media would get their heads around this. Surely Dan Kerins is able to advise his colleagues on this stuff?
Hmmm. Yes, and no. A DDoS is not hacking - cracking, really, but that battle is long lost - but to actually have the horsepower to carry one out successfully involves having previously hacked elsewhere. Quick, find me 10000 computers I can remotely tell to participate in a DDoS, without doing any sort of hacking.

In any case, they said hackers carried out a DDoS. They didn't say the DDoS was the hack. Gunmen might rob a bank, but they don't necessarily shoot anyone.
I get your point, but do you really think for a second that any hacking was involved?

This stuff is just script-kiddies making use of previously established bot-nets. I highly doubt any of them would have the skills to hack a walnut tbh.

It's semantics anyway really - I admit to being a bit of a pedant on this.

What I DO find interesting is the motivation:

"claims the university had published the names of people with symptoms of autism and ADHD – something the educational institution denies."

Intriguing.

Whether the accusation is true or false, there's clearly a story of some sort there. It would be good if one of the Echo's intrepid reporters did a bit of investigation.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: DDOS is not the same as hacking. It's like equating a sit-down protest to 9-11. I do wish the media would get their heads around this. Surely Dan Kerins is able to advise his colleagues on this stuff?[/p][/quote]Hmmm. Yes, and no. A DDoS is not hacking - cracking, really, but that battle is long lost - but to actually have the horsepower to carry one out successfully involves having previously hacked elsewhere. Quick, find me 10000 computers I can remotely tell to participate in a DDoS, without doing any sort of hacking. In any case, they said hackers carried out a DDoS. They didn't say the DDoS was the hack. Gunmen might rob a bank, but they don't necessarily shoot anyone.[/p][/quote]I get your point, but do you really think for a second that any hacking was involved? This stuff is just script-kiddies making use of previously established bot-nets. I highly doubt any of them would have the skills to hack a walnut tbh. It's semantics anyway really - I admit to being a bit of a pedant on this. What I DO find interesting is the motivation: "claims the university had published the names of people with symptoms of autism and ADHD – something the educational institution denies." Intriguing. Whether the accusation is true or false, there's clearly a story of some sort there. It would be good if one of the Echo's intrepid reporters did a bit of investigation. cantthinkofone
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3:43pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Georgem says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
Georgem wrote:
cantthinkofone wrote:
DDOS is not the same as hacking. It's like equating a sit-down protest to 9-11.

I do wish the media would get their heads around this. Surely Dan Kerins is able to advise his colleagues on this stuff?
Hmmm. Yes, and no. A DDoS is not hacking - cracking, really, but that battle is long lost - but to actually have the horsepower to carry one out successfully involves having previously hacked elsewhere. Quick, find me 10000 computers I can remotely tell to participate in a DDoS, without doing any sort of hacking.

In any case, they said hackers carried out a DDoS. They didn't say the DDoS was the hack. Gunmen might rob a bank, but they don't necessarily shoot anyone.
I get your point, but do you really think for a second that any hacking was involved?

This stuff is just script-kiddies making use of previously established bot-nets. I highly doubt any of them would have the skills to hack a walnut tbh.

It's semantics anyway really - I admit to being a bit of a pedant on this.

What I DO find interesting is the motivation:

"claims the university had published the names of people with symptoms of autism and ADHD – something the educational institution denies."

Intriguing.

Whether the accusation is true or false, there's clearly a story of some sort there. It would be good if one of the Echo's intrepid reporters did a bit of investigation.
I'd be interested in knowing more about the motives, too.
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: DDOS is not the same as hacking. It's like equating a sit-down protest to 9-11. I do wish the media would get their heads around this. Surely Dan Kerins is able to advise his colleagues on this stuff?[/p][/quote]Hmmm. Yes, and no. A DDoS is not hacking - cracking, really, but that battle is long lost - but to actually have the horsepower to carry one out successfully involves having previously hacked elsewhere. Quick, find me 10000 computers I can remotely tell to participate in a DDoS, without doing any sort of hacking. In any case, they said hackers carried out a DDoS. They didn't say the DDoS was the hack. Gunmen might rob a bank, but they don't necessarily shoot anyone.[/p][/quote]I get your point, but do you really think for a second that any hacking was involved? This stuff is just script-kiddies making use of previously established bot-nets. I highly doubt any of them would have the skills to hack a walnut tbh. It's semantics anyway really - I admit to being a bit of a pedant on this. What I DO find interesting is the motivation: "claims the university had published the names of people with symptoms of autism and ADHD – something the educational institution denies." Intriguing. Whether the accusation is true or false, there's clearly a story of some sort there. It would be good if one of the Echo's intrepid reporters did a bit of investigation.[/p][/quote]I'd be interested in knowing more about the motives, too. Georgem
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9:55pm Wed 5 Sep 12

The Wickham Man says...

Inform Al wrote:
Anon1342 wrote:
chavfreezone wrote:
For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.
Sorry, I completely forgot that the 25,000+ students that study at the university add no value to enhancing the local economy.

I also didn't realise that anyone was of the opinion Swaythling was a nice area, with "lovely houses".
Whilst I cannot condone cyber attacks on any computer system, I would say the Flower Roads Estate close to the Uni does have many lovely council and owner occupied houses. Unfortunately it's the ones that have been bought and sold to private landlords that tend to look grotty, and the worst of them tend to be the student HMOs. It's all well and good saying that thousands of students benefit Southampton's economy when the Uni has made no real effort to provide sufficient halls of residents for them, and we have over 14500 on the housing list, many of whom should be in the 3 bed homes hogged by students.
Ah yes you'd be well qualified to speak on student matters - weren't you outed on another thread for claiming to be a student of an illustrious university when in fact it was a complete lie? I'm sure people here would be pleased to learn what it was you think you studied there - you know, garnish the lily a bit. Go on, give it a go.It won't be the first time will it...
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anon1342[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chavfreezone[/bold] wrote: For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I completely forgot that the 25,000+ students that study at the university add no value to enhancing the local economy. I also didn't realise that anyone was of the opinion Swaythling was a nice area, with "lovely houses".[/p][/quote]Whilst I cannot condone cyber attacks on any computer system, I would say the Flower Roads Estate close to the Uni does have many lovely council and owner occupied houses. Unfortunately it's the ones that have been bought and sold to private landlords that tend to look grotty, and the worst of them tend to be the student HMOs. It's all well and good saying that thousands of students benefit Southampton's economy when the Uni has made no real effort to provide sufficient halls of residents for them, and we have over 14500 on the housing list, many of whom should be in the 3 bed homes hogged by students.[/p][/quote]Ah yes you'd be well qualified to speak on student matters - weren't you outed on another thread for claiming to be a student of an illustrious university when in fact it was a complete lie? I'm sure people here would be pleased to learn what it was you think you studied there - you know, garnish the lily a bit. Go on, give it a go.It won't be the first time will it... The Wickham Man
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10:13pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Inform Al says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Anon1342 wrote:
chavfreezone wrote:
For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.
Sorry, I completely forgot that the 25,000+ students that study at the university add no value to enhancing the local economy.

I also didn't realise that anyone was of the opinion Swaythling was a nice area, with "lovely houses".
Whilst I cannot condone cyber attacks on any computer system, I would say the Flower Roads Estate close to the Uni does have many lovely council and owner occupied houses. Unfortunately it's the ones that have been bought and sold to private landlords that tend to look grotty, and the worst of them tend to be the student HMOs. It's all well and good saying that thousands of students benefit Southampton's economy when the Uni has made no real effort to provide sufficient halls of residents for them, and we have over 14500 on the housing list, many of whom should be in the 3 bed homes hogged by students.
Ah yes you'd be well qualified to speak on student matters - weren't you outed on another thread for claiming to be a student of an illustrious university when in fact it was a complete lie? I'm sure people here would be pleased to learn what it was you think you studied there - you know, garnish the lily a bit. Go on, give it a go.It won't be the first time will it...
You are such an ignorant pr&t. Firstly Imperial is a college not a university, it's part of London University, and I have never actually said what I was doing there, although funnily enough I was there the other day and it has changed a lot since my day, but there again so probably has your main sourcr of education, the nursery school. Importanyly Imperial had halls of residence sufficient for ALL freshers, unlike Southampton that is ignoring its duty of care to freshers. That is the important point, not your stupid prejudices.
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anon1342[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chavfreezone[/bold] wrote: For what this uni has done to the local area of Bassett and Swaythling especially demolishing banks of lovely houses and other buildings whilst letting areas rot to ultimately force people to sell up whist creating a huge student ghetto bit by bit perhaps a bit of Karma at work here. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I completely forgot that the 25,000+ students that study at the university add no value to enhancing the local economy. I also didn't realise that anyone was of the opinion Swaythling was a nice area, with "lovely houses".[/p][/quote]Whilst I cannot condone cyber attacks on any computer system, I would say the Flower Roads Estate close to the Uni does have many lovely council and owner occupied houses. Unfortunately it's the ones that have been bought and sold to private landlords that tend to look grotty, and the worst of them tend to be the student HMOs. It's all well and good saying that thousands of students benefit Southampton's economy when the Uni has made no real effort to provide sufficient halls of residents for them, and we have over 14500 on the housing list, many of whom should be in the 3 bed homes hogged by students.[/p][/quote]Ah yes you'd be well qualified to speak on student matters - weren't you outed on another thread for claiming to be a student of an illustrious university when in fact it was a complete lie? I'm sure people here would be pleased to learn what it was you think you studied there - you know, garnish the lily a bit. Go on, give it a go.It won't be the first time will it...[/p][/quote]You are such an ignorant pr&t. Firstly Imperial is a college not a university, it's part of London University, and I have never actually said what I was doing there, although funnily enough I was there the other day and it has changed a lot since my day, but there again so probably has your main sourcr of education, the nursery school. Importanyly Imperial had halls of residence sufficient for ALL freshers, unlike Southampton that is ignoring its duty of care to freshers. That is the important point, not your stupid prejudices. Inform Al
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