Please don’t be a nuisance as you gain your education

Please don’t be a nuisance as you gain your education

Please don’t be a nuisance as you gain your education

First published in Readers' Letters

EDUCATION is a fine thing and I would be the last person to object to a person wishing to further their educational standing in life.

Coming back to the letter (March 5) by Rod Andrews, who fails to state whether or not he is a Southampton resident (or a student), it is so easy to harp on the beneficial side of Southampton University and education in general.

No one is likely to decry anyone seeking to forge ahead in life, after all, but few will argue the fact that students (and student accommodation) are slowly spreading throughout the city and much of the troubles in the city centre after dark can be attributed to these people.

No one will argue also that this latest student building [adjacent to the Mayflower Theatre] is an ugly monstrosity and if I’m not mistaken there is another such building in Swaythling.

If you’re going to build these places, at least build attractive places that will enhance Southampton as a city to be proud of.

Education does not always come from universities. There are various types of education, some may call it being worldly-wise or learning things that schools may not teach you.

As Rod Andrews hints: “Ignorance gets you nowhere”. But observation is a gift in itself.

Educate yourself by all means but please don’t make a nuisance of yourself in the process.

L A. O’BEE, Southampton.

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1:40pm Mon 17 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

Why the smeg are you still printing letters from this bunghole?!?!
Why the smeg are you still printing letters from this bunghole?!?! camerajuan
  • Score: 4

9:16am Tue 18 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

This is just rubbish, how many students do you actually know? None I'll wager and attributing night time problems in the city to students is pathetic.
The whole point of building these residential blocks is so that students all live in one place rather than be spread throughout a community you silly man.
This is just rubbish, how many students do you actually know? None I'll wager and attributing night time problems in the city to students is pathetic. The whole point of building these residential blocks is so that students all live in one place rather than be spread throughout a community you silly man. bigfella777
  • Score: 3

11:28am Tue 18 Mar 14

charrlee says...

Over the centuries, the Echo has posted numerous stories identifying students as the source of rowdiness, drunkenness, and even more rowdiness in the city. There have been accounts from the police as well as local residents.

For Camera One and Bigfella to come on here with this particular brand of ignorant, slack-jawed, rudeness is just pointless. L. A. O'Bee seems to have been able to put his view over without resorting to implied swearing, so I would think you two could learn something from this approach.
Over the centuries, the Echo has posted numerous stories identifying students as the source of rowdiness, drunkenness, and even more rowdiness in the city. There have been accounts from the police as well as local residents. For Camera One and Bigfella to come on here with this particular brand of ignorant, slack-jawed, rudeness is just pointless. L. A. O'Bee seems to have been able to put his view over without resorting to implied swearing, so I would think you two could learn something from this approach. charrlee
  • Score: -5

1:49pm Tue 18 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

charrlee wrote:
Over the centuries, the Echo has posted numerous stories identifying students as the source of rowdiness, drunkenness, and even more rowdiness in the city. There have been accounts from the police as well as local residents.

For Camera One and Bigfella to come on here with this particular brand of ignorant, slack-jawed, rudeness is just pointless. L. A. O'Bee seems to have been able to put his view over without resorting to implied swearing, so I would think you two could learn something from this approach.
What is pointless Charlie, is that L.A. O'Bee gets more column space on this website than some journalists and his views are famously ridiculed every time.

This is not ignorance on my part nor is it ignorance on Bigfella's. The new buildings wherever they are have been constructed for a purpose which works in almost every other major city with little or no gripe - especially about how the building looks! Said it before, why does it matter how it looks? It's not for looking at, its for student accommodation. They're living there, they don't care how it looks from the outside and they're the ones who matter.

PS - Most of the trouble at nights in the city happens at weekends. These are the nights when the locals who work all week get trollied and are served their copius amounts of alcohol BY students who work at the weekend to supplement their income whilst studying. I was one. I lved with loads. I still know plenty that fall under this category.
[quote][p][bold]charrlee[/bold] wrote: Over the centuries, the Echo has posted numerous stories identifying students as the source of rowdiness, drunkenness, and even more rowdiness in the city. There have been accounts from the police as well as local residents. For Camera One and Bigfella to come on here with this particular brand of ignorant, slack-jawed, rudeness is just pointless. L. A. O'Bee seems to have been able to put his view over without resorting to implied swearing, so I would think you two could learn something from this approach.[/p][/quote]What is pointless Charlie, is that L.A. O'Bee gets more column space on this website than some journalists and his views are famously ridiculed every time. This is not ignorance on my part nor is it ignorance on Bigfella's. The new buildings wherever they are have been constructed for a purpose which works in almost every other major city with little or no gripe - especially about how the building looks! Said it before, why does it matter how it looks? It's not for looking at, its for student accommodation. They're living there, they don't care how it looks from the outside and they're the ones who matter. PS - Most of the trouble at nights in the city happens at weekends. These are the nights when the locals who work all week get trollied and are served their copius amounts of alcohol BY students who work at the weekend to supplement their income whilst studying. I was one. I lved with loads. I still know plenty that fall under this category. camerajuan
  • Score: 3

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