The EDP and Evening News says...Students: you’re welcome in Norwich, but please treat our city with respect

Students at UEA. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Students at UEA. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

It is a fine city with two fine universities.

Students chat together before a UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Students chat together before a UEA graduation ceremony. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

And while high interest in studying at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has been a major success story for the city, today's story about disruption caused by students shows downsides.

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Some of the students take issue with with criticisms that they are making nearby residents' lives a misery with late-night noise, and rubbish. It is also encouraging to see that some students have taken the concerns seriously and offered to try and make amends with a litter pick on Sunday.

Yet while we want to encourage young people to study here and enjoy all the opportunities Norwich has to offer, that privilege of being in one of the best cities comes with a responsibility to behave and treat others with respect.

The University of East Anglia. Photo: UEA

The University of East Anglia. Photo: UEA - Credit: Archant


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