Zero-tolerance warning on behaviour to studentsSeptember 7, 2012 - 7:15am
BY BERNIE NÍ FHLATHARTA
Anti-social behaviour of students will not be tolerate according to NUIG authorities who have issued a zero tolerance warning.
Residents in neighbouring housing estates around the college campus have in recent years experienced an increase in anti-social behaviour among students.
A letter from the college’s Vice President for Student Experience, Dr Pat Morgan to every student starting back to college this week outlines the consequences for students caught engaging in anti-social behaviour.
Dr Morgan says that students will receive cautions, fines and possible convictions for numerous offences including being drunk in a public place, disorderly behaviour in public, threatening or abusive behaviour and failure to comply with the direction of a member of the Garda Síochána.
Councillor Pádraig Conneely, who lives in nearby Newcastle, said he welcomed the college’s new “get tough” policy. “We have seen an increase in the number anti-social behaviour among students in recent years and I have met Dr Morgan on behalf of local residents who made complaints about student behaviour.
“This warning to students is a great comfort to local residents as we face into another college year. Students have now been warned that not only are they at risk of being fined in the courts but may also face disciplinary action from the college,” he said.
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