On reading the article "Eastern Promise" (The Argus, March 15), we took exception to the statement that students lived in squalor in Eastern Terrace, Brighton.

Our daughter trained as a teacher at Falmer Teacher Training College in the early 1970s and lived in one of the residencies in Eastern Terrace.

While she was there, the staircases were being renovated and other decorating work carried out.

These houses may not have been state-of-the-art or the most expensive in Brighton but they were home to many students and they would all be horrified to be told they lived in squalor.

From the pictures shown, it would seem that all original features have been destroyed and the rooms are now totally devoid of any character.

-Mr and Mrs M J Still, Seaford