Students benefit our city in the positive roles they play

Students benefit our city in the positive roles they play

Students benefit our city in the positive roles they play

First published in Letters

ADAM Trimingham is right to highlight the hugely positive role our two universities play in Brighton (The Argus, August 20).

Our economic contribution is enormous, most obviously through the money students bring (not least the fees paid by international students) but that is only a small part of the picture.

For our students also play an enormously positive role in supporting local schools, charities and campaigns when they are here (and, as Adam points out, when they stay on after graduating).

Students are sometimes treated quite unfairly in discussions of local problems, especially as all young people in the area are often described as ‘students’ regardless of their actual situation.

And so it is great that an Argus columnist is willing to highlight the contribution to which the students are central made by our universities.

Allan Spencer

Director of Finance

University of Sussex

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3:04pm Wed 27 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

You seem ignorant of the contribution the students of your university to the negative aspects of having them here.

Have you any idea of the chaos the students bring to the area through drunkenness and 'hi-jinks'?

Have you any idea how many of them increase the costs of policing the March For England?

And what about their contribution to the housing shortage and reduction of the size of the jobs market?
You seem ignorant of the contribution the students of your university to the negative aspects of having them here. Have you any idea of the chaos the students bring to the area through drunkenness and 'hi-jinks'? Have you any idea how many of them increase the costs of policing the March For England? And what about their contribution to the housing shortage and reduction of the size of the jobs market? ok,jared
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11:59am Fri 29 Aug 14

Joshiman says...

Will the new housing development for students on London Rd (Old Coop) be Council tax free? If so who pays for the Council services? Same applies to all the pubs being converted to student accommodation.Perhap
s its time for the Landlords to cough up.
Will the new housing development for students on London Rd (Old Coop) be Council tax free? If so who pays for the Council services? Same applies to all the pubs being converted to student accommodation.Perhap s its time for the Landlords to cough up. Joshiman
  • Score: 2

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