Students should not be treated differently
11:12am Wednesday 18th July 2012 in Letters
I am a student of University College Falmouth and I’ve recently been reading Packet letters concerning students.
No offence intended, but the letters I’ve read are very petty. They condemn all students based on very small numbers. Where people have suggested that students are the problem with Falmouth, I disagree and believe that the letter writers just have problem students living next to them; a problem I believe they are dealing with badly. Students are not some other type of being, believe it or not. It might appear that we can run on Pot Noodles and crisps, but I assure you, we are human adults too; and as human adults, I believe you should treat us as such.
For instance, issues with bins, noise, aggressive behaviour etc are issues that people should be dealing with by speaking to the correct local authority; not writing gossipy letters into a local newspaper. Also to all those who seem to be angry at students for whatever reasons, I urge them to ask themselves one question before they write letters, or get wound up over nothing. What would I do if they were not students? There are two benefits to this question. Firstly, that is what people should do anyway since we are all adults. Secondly, if people would behave differently towards non-students in the same situations, it may help them decide what is worth getting worked up over.
Mitchell Slater, Woodlane, Falmouth