Brunel must speed up its procedures
I HAVE nothing but the utmost sympathy for your correspondent concerning the noise nuisance being caused by Brunel students ( Parties are OK but please set limits, Letters, October 29).
As a member of Cowley Community Residents’ Association (CCRA), one hears of this sort of problem time and time again at our meetings.
Brunel University are well aware that some of their students behave in an anti-social way in their Houses of Multiple Occupancy and, to their credit, do log and investigate complaints from neighbouring residents. However, the investigative process takes far too long and as a result the offending students have usually moved on or left the university before the matter can be resolved.
Rarely, if ever, is any punitive action taken against offending students.
The CCRA has raised this particular issue with the university and sought to speed up the process, but without success.
Your correspondent asks what the answer to this problem is and whether he (or she), should give up and move away. (I know some who have been driven to this drastic step, which is sad but understandable.)
However, before taking such drastic action, I would urge your correspondent to contact his/her local councillors.
Councillors from both Brunel and Uxbridge South wards have regular meetings with university management to discuss issues affecting local residents, arising from the large number of students living in our area.
If more residents were to contact councillors about such problems, it might galvanise them to insist that the university speeds up its discipline process of students who behave in an anti-social manner.
Swifter disciplining of offending students might just be the answer to this problem that your correspondent seeks.
ERIC HEARN Cleveland Road, Uxbridge