Students get a lift with new noise reduction scheme
NOISY students might be driven off the road, thanks to a new initiative from Brunel University.
From this week, the Union of Brunel Students is running a mini-bus service called SSHH (Silent Students, Happy Homes), aimed at reducing late night noise in areas surrounding the campus, in Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, and on routes from the town centre. It offers a free ride home for students who might otherwise have walked home through residential streets.
The aims are to reduce noise and litter and improve the safety of students when getting around Uxbridge at night. The Union will be running the bus in Freshers’ Week, which runs until Friday, and on Wednesday and Friday nights throughout term time.
On Sunday, September 14, Hillingdon councillors visited the Brunel University campus to welcome the newest residents of the borough.
Councillors Judith and George Cooper (Con, Uxbridge South and Uxbridge North), Beulah East (Lab, Charville), Peter Money (Lab, Heathrow Villages) and June Nelson (Lab, Heathrow Villages) volunteered their time to help students move into their new homes.
From directing cars to handing out tea and coffee to parents, the councillors met many new students over the course of the annual ‘moving in’ day.
This academic year, Brunel University and the Union of Brunel Students are also working with the council on volunteering projects such as Read Brunel, a reading scheme in collaboration with local primary schools, and Silver Surfers, a technology workshop in conjunction with AGE UK.
n WELCOME PARTY: Councillors Judith and George Cooper, Beulah East, Peter Money and June Nelson meet new Brunel University students Contributed