Archive for student discipline

Holyland delegation to meet Justice Minister David Ford

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“A delegation from the Holyland area of Belfast will meet Justice Minister David Ford later on Wednesday. They will discuss serious anti-social behaviour in the area …” (more)

[BBC News, 23 March]

St Patrick’s Day relatively calm despite few arrests and injuries

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , , , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“Eight people were arrested on St Patrick’s Day in the Holylands for offences including disorderly behaviour, criminal damage and assault. There were also a number of people injured and taken to hospital for treatment …” (more)

[Kerri-Anne Campbell, The Gown, 21 March]

Vice-Chancellor Welcomes Peaceful St Patrick’s Day

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“… Professor Richard Barnett paid tribute to the efforts of around 80 volunteers from the University of Ulster, QUB and Belfast Metropolitan College yesterday alongside community and political representatives, the PSNI and Belfast City Council to minimise anti-social behaviour on St Patrick’s Day …” (more)

[University Of Ulster, 18 March]

Eight arrested in Patrick’s Day celebrations in Holylands

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Eight people were arrested in south Belfast’s Holylands on St Patrick’s Day. They were detained for offences including disorderly behaviour, criminal damage and assault. A large amount of alcohol was confiscated by police …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 18 March]

St Patrick’s Day warning to Northern Ireland students

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“St Patrick’s Day is not an excuse to engage in drunken anti-social behaviour, a senior police officer has warned. Chief Superintendent Alan McCrum has told students in Belfast’s Holyland area to be on their best behaviour this year, or face serious consequences …” (more)

[Lesley-Anne Henry, Belfast Telegraph, 16 March]

Holylands residents given Patrick’s Day warning

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , , , on 15 March 2011 by Steve

“St Patrick’s Day revellers in the Holylands area of Belfast have been warned they could be left with a life-time hangover if they do not behave. Amid fears of a repeat of riotous scenes that have blighted festivities in the heavily populated student neighbourhood in recent years, the city council, police and universities have reminded party goers of the potential repercussions of their actions …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 15 March]

Can universities discipline rioting students?

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 18 November 2010 by Steve

OPINION: Universities shocked at the behaviour or some of their students at last week’s protests in London might well be able to take action against individuals, even if events happened far away and are being investigated by police …” (more)

[Julian Sladdin, OUT-LAW, 18 November]

The Charter Right to Criticize a Prof

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 18 October 2010 by Steve

“This past week the Alberta Queen’s Bench released Pridgen v. University of Calgary, 2010 ABQB 644, a decision which quashed the academic discipline of students who had criticized a university professor. The applicants were participants in a Facebook group that used potential defamatory statements, which prompted in a complaint by the professor that resulted in non-academic discipline for misconduct …” (more)

[Omar Ha-Redeye, Slaw, 17 October]

Gardaí to lead UCC Rag Week crackdown

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 5 February 2010 by Steve

“Gardaí will lead a major and co-ordinated crackdown on University College Cork’s (UCC) annual Rag Week event next week. Superintendent Barry McPolin, who is in charge of policing in the city centre, warned students there will be a zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour and that arrests will be made where necessary …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 5 February]

‘Disruptive’ university students – causes and cures?

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 20 January 2010 by Steve

“Non-academics tend to be surprised when they hear university teachers complaining about a growing number of ‘disruptive’ students. ‘Surely not’, they exclaim, ‘these are people who choose to be there, and are paying for the privilege, why would they want to disrupt classes?’ A good question …” (more)

[hEaD space, 20 January]

Student enterprise?

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 3 January 2010 by Steve

“Here’s an odd news item: apparently last month the police were called to a student residence in the University of Arkansas, as neighbours had complained that a group of students had ‘reptiles and marijuana’. There wasn’t any marijuana, but yes, plenty of reptiles: an alligator, a rattlesnake, six pythons and three chameleons. It seems the students in question had started quite a neat business, acquiring free reptiles on the internet and selling them on. Just in case anyone gets any ideas, we are going to keep our eyes open in DCU to ensure there are no signs of reptiles in the residences …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 3 January]

CCTV planned for Belfast student area

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 29 December 2009 by Steve

“Closed-circuit TV cameras are due to be installed in Belfast in a move to try to quell rowdy and troublesome students. The surveillance equipment being erected in the Holylands area close to Queen’s University should be fully operational next month, according to Belfast City Hall …” (more)

[Irish Times, 29 December]

CCTV to be installed in Belfast’s Holylands

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 28 December 2009 by Steve

“Close circuit TV cameras are being installed in a move to try and quell rowdy and troublesome students in Belfast. The state of the art surveillance equipment, to be erected in the Holylands area close to Queen’s University, should be fully operational next month, according to City Hall …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 28 December]

Waterford IT apologises for drunken behavour

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 13 December 2009 by Steve

“Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has ‘unreservedly condemned’ the behaviour of its students last Wednesday night, which resulted in 31 arrests being made by gardai. The college is now set to review its annual ‘Christmas day’ events after dozens of complaints of drunkenness and anti-social behaviour were received about its students …” (more)

[Niall O’Connor, The College View, 12 December]

Green TD blasted in row over student protests

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , , on 8 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“It has in the past been synonymous with demonstrations and anti-establishment marches, in the process earning itself a reputation as a party of protest. But now one of the Green Party’s TDs, Paul Gogarty, has been criticised for failing to intervene after gardaí moved to issue cautions to student protestors who occupied his Lucan constituency office almost a year ago …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 8 November]

UCD’s No 10 night-time bus service restored

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 29 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“The number 10 bus route through University College Dublin was reinstated yesterday following extensive talks between Dublin Bus, UCD and UCD’s student union. The number 10 operates inside the campus from the bus stop beside the Quinn school of business and the school of engineering building. It ceased operating after 9pm in September 2008 due to the antisocial behaviour of students at night time …” (more)

[Orla Tinsley, Irish Times, 29 October]

TCD clamps down after ‘kill spree’ guide

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 25 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has amended its disciplinary code in the wake of a controversial campus magazine article advising would-be killers on how to maximise the death toll of a college killing spree. The satirical publication Piranha raised concerns within the university when it published a spoof map of the campus under the heading: ‘Going out with a bang – How to leave Trinity in style’ …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Sunday Tribune, 25 October]

Drunken noise and vandalism escalates in the Holylands

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 15 October 2009 by Steve

UK“Residents in the Holylands area awoke to the noise of ‘drunk students’ last night, and discovered them in the process of vandalizing young trees outside their property. A man living in the area contacted The Gown about the incident, and recalled how his partner was disturbed by screaming and shouting in the street from two students ‘who had clearly too much to drink’ …” (more)

[Catherine Wylie and Brendan Hughes, The Gown, 15 October]

Colleges cracks the whip

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 14 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Both GMIT and NUI Galway this week cranked up their plans to tackle the anti-social behaviour of some of their students. GMIT contacted all students via email to make them aware of complaints from Renmore residents into anti-social behaviour in some residential estates and a letter was also delivered to each house from the GMIT Students’ Union asking students to consider their neighbours. Meanwhile, NUI Galway launched their ‘Community Spirit Initiative’, which they aim to educate students in the importance of respect for their fellow residents …” (more)

[Declan Rooney, Galway Independent, 14 October]

Pressure grows on colleges to clamp down on student misconduct

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 8 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“A significant rise in public order offences since the beginning of the college term has been reported by gardai and residents across the city, resulting in an Garda Siochana directing extra resources to deal with the anti-social behaviour. Sgt Shane Cummins said there has been a substantial increase in public order offences by students, particularly on Monday and Thursday nights. He says that gardai recognise that there are only a small number of students involved, but that it is not acceptable …” (more)

[Richie McCarthy, Galway Advertiser, 8 October]