Incredible Hulk smashes car up in Worcester

Worcester News: FURIOUS: Bev Churchill next to the smashed sunroof of her Ford Fiesta after a student jumped on the top. Picture: Nick Toogood. 38091702 FURIOUS: Bev Churchill next to the smashed sunroof of her Ford Fiesta after a student jumped on the top. Picture: Nick Toogood. 38091702

A STUDENT dressed as the Incredible Hulk has written-off a car by jumping on to its roof on the way home from a fancy dress party in the early hours.

Criminal damage was also caused to the front of a Worcester pub during a weekend of drink-fuelled mayhem at the start of freshers’ week.

Andy Churchill, of Hylton Road, St John’s, was woken in the early hours by a loud bang and later discovered the sunroof of his wife’s car had been smashed with the roof itself badly dented.

After speaking to a neighbour the 49-year-old was told they saw a young man dressed as the Incredible Hulk jumping up and down on the Ford Fiesta at around 3.30am yesterday morning.

Police are now trying to trace the offender, but believe a number of students may have been out dressed as the Marvel Comic character on Sunday evening.

Bev Churchill, aged 52, said she saw a man dressed as Superman and a Thunderbird earlier in the evening.

Mrs Churchill said her daughter had been using the car to get to her new job at the Tudor Grange academy in Bilford Road.

She said: “You can understand if they go out, have a drink and pick up a traffic cone on their way home, but this is criminal damage and is totally unacceptable. I’m furious. My daughter now has to save up her wages to buy a new car because of some mindless idiot.”

Police were also called to St John’s in the early hours of Sunday after two youths came out of a house in Henwick Road, and ripped two blackboards from the front of the Wheatsheaf Inn causing about £250 of damage.

Footage of the incident, captured by landlord Guy Beech’s CCTV camera, shows the pair, barefoot and wearing no trousers, remove the boards then run back across the road into a nearby house. Mr Beech said: “We have got a really good relationship students and don’t usually have any problems.”

Police say enquiries are ongoing into both incidents and no arrests have been made.

Inspector for Worcester Janet Heritage said: “We are well aware of the incidents over the weekend and are working together with the university and other parties involved in addressing the issues and students involved.”

PC Julie Merry, local policing officer for St John’s, said: “I hope the irresponsible behaviour of this small number of students is a one-off.

“I can assure residents that I will not tolerate this behaviour from anyone and will be taking positive action against these students and anyone else behaving like this in the area.”

University registrar John Ryan said: “We will not tolerate any kind of anti-social behaviour from our students and we take any such incidents very seriously.

“Any students found to have behaved in an anti-social manner will be dealt with immediately by the university.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to the car damage to come forward.

The offender dressed as the Hulk is described as being 6ft tall, of a stocky build, with short brown hair.

Anyone with information should call 0300 333 3000 quoting 36/S/200910.

• The Worcester News has today learned that the two youths responsible for causing damage at the Wheatsheaf have visited the pub to offer their sincere apologies and have paid for the damage in full.

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9:06am Tue 21 Sep 10

Biggles says...

You have to feel sorry for victims of this kind of moronic damage, I wouldn't want to live in an area that attracts so many young and away from home for the first time people.
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If the Police can find them, on a first offence they should be made to pay every penny of the damage caused, along with a bit of community service, any further grief, do what the military used to .......RTU (return to unit) them, so in this case, kick them out of Uni .... and send them home
You have to feel sorry for victims of this kind of moronic damage, I wouldn't want to live in an area that attracts so many young and away from home for the first time people. . If the Police can find them, on a first offence they should be made to pay every penny of the damage caused, along with a bit of community service, any further grief, do what the military used to .......RTU (return to unit) them, so in this case, kick them out of Uni .... and send them home Biggles

9:40am Tue 21 Sep 10

Tulstar says...

I live on The Butts, in the centre of Worcester and I work at the University - A very similar thing happened on Sunday night when I was awoken at around 1.30am by the sound of someone running over and jumping on the cars parked on the opposite side of the road.

Unfortunately I couldn't see the person doing it, as they were just out of sight.

Do these STUPID, MORONIC, INFANTILE students not realise the damage that they cause to people's property when they do things like this, or do they just not care?

The taking of a road sign or a bollard is one thing - the criminal damage of someone's property is a very serious matter.
I live on The Butts, in the centre of Worcester and I work at the University - A very similar thing happened on Sunday night when I was awoken at around 1.30am by the sound of someone running over and jumping on the cars parked on the opposite side of the road. Unfortunately I couldn't see the person doing it, as they were just out of sight. Do these STUPID, MORONIC, INFANTILE students not realise the damage that they cause to people's property when they do things like this, or do they just not care? The taking of a road sign or a bollard is one thing - the criminal damage of someone's property is a very serious matter. Tulstar

9:52am Tue 21 Sep 10

Avante says...

No Worcester News, the Incredible Hulk didnt smash a car up - the reporting of this criminal damage is made so light heartedly that, after reading the headline, I thought it was some kind of publicity stunt.
This is £1000's of pounds worth of criminal damage that has been done by some mindless idiot. I hope the police take the matter more seriously than the Worcester News.
No Worcester News, the Incredible Hulk didnt smash a car up - the reporting of this criminal damage is made so light heartedly that, after reading the headline, I thought it was some kind of publicity stunt. This is £1000's of pounds worth of criminal damage that has been done by some mindless idiot. I hope the police take the matter more seriously than the Worcester News. Avante

11:19am Tue 21 Sep 10

Olga says...

This shouldn't be too difficult a catch for the Police - there will enough students at the parties with photo's and footage of the Incredible Pillock. For the sake of relations with the wider community, I hope the University makes efforts to identify this p rat and make them face up to their stupidity
This shouldn't be too difficult a catch for the Police - there will enough students at the parties with photo's and footage of the Incredible Pillock. For the sake of relations with the wider community, I hope the University makes efforts to identify this p rat and make them face up to their stupidity Olga

11:26am Tue 21 Sep 10

Tulstar says...

I've actually just been in touch with John Ryan and have given him a description of 2 people that I saw yesterday afternoon by the University gates, who EXACTLY match the description given and were both dressed as The Hulk.

Hopefully a combination of University CCTV and a bit of common sense will at least lead to having a couple of people to question about it.
I've actually just been in touch with John Ryan and have given him a description of 2 people that I saw yesterday afternoon by the University gates, who EXACTLY match the description given and were both dressed as The Hulk. Hopefully a combination of University CCTV and a bit of common sense will at least lead to having a couple of people to question about it. Tulstar

11:30am Tue 21 Sep 10

Tony1978 says...

I live on the Butts and on Sunday night my girlfriend parked her car opposite Magdala Court. On Monday morning she returned to find the bonnet and roof badly damaged by someone having jumped on it. This mindless act of vadalism has left hundreds if not thousands of pounds worth of damage which will have to be repaired.

I hope the person responsible for .

The University needs to set a president for its students as to what is acceptible behaviour and that damage to local property is not going to be tolerated. I have been a student myself and know that when out partying with friends things can get out of hand, but damaging personal property is just madness.
I live on the Butts and on Sunday night my girlfriend parked her car opposite Magdala Court. On Monday morning she returned to find the bonnet and roof badly damaged by someone having jumped on it. This mindless act of vadalism has left hundreds if not thousands of pounds worth of damage which will have to be repaired. I hope the person responsible for . The University needs to set a president for its students as to what is acceptible behaviour and that damage to local property is not going to be tolerated. I have been a student myself and know that when out partying with friends things can get out of hand, but damaging personal property is just madness. Tony1978

11:37am Tue 21 Sep 10

Tulstar says...

Tony1978 wrote:
I live on the Butts and on Sunday night my girlfriend parked her car opposite Magdala Court. On Monday morning she returned to find the bonnet and roof badly damaged by someone having jumped on it. This mindless act of vadalism has left hundreds if not thousands of pounds worth of damage which will have to be repaired.

I hope the person responsible for .

The University needs to set a president for its students as to what is acceptible behaviour and that damage to local property is not going to be tolerated. I have been a student myself and know that when out partying with friends things can get out of hand, but damaging personal property is just madness.
So yours must have been one of the cars that I heard being run over and jumped on.

There was a lad jumping on them and shouting to his friends, who were following behind him.

I live on the top floor in one of the blocks at Magdala Court. Unfortunately I could not see this going on, as our windows all face the wrong way.

I would suggest, Tony, that you write to the University and make a complaint - the more people that do so, the more likely it is that they'll sit up and listen.
[quote][p][bold]Tony1978[/bold] wrote: I live on the Butts and on Sunday night my girlfriend parked her car opposite Magdala Court. On Monday morning she returned to find the bonnet and roof badly damaged by someone having jumped on it. This mindless act of vadalism has left hundreds if not thousands of pounds worth of damage which will have to be repaired. I hope the person responsible for . The University needs to set a president for its students as to what is acceptible behaviour and that damage to local property is not going to be tolerated. I have been a student myself and know that when out partying with friends things can get out of hand, but damaging personal property is just madness.[/p][/quote]So yours must have been one of the cars that I heard being run over and jumped on. There was a lad jumping on them and shouting to his friends, who were following behind him. I live on the top floor in one of the blocks at Magdala Court. Unfortunately I could not see this going on, as our windows all face the wrong way. I would suggest, Tony, that you write to the University and make a complaint - the more people that do so, the more likely it is that they'll sit up and listen. Tulstar

11:54am Tue 21 Sep 10

Cromwell of Worcester says...

This typ of criminal activity takes place every year by the educated low life that attend this University .And as usual you get the same verbal diarrhoea both from the Police Heritage,and a typ of a registrar Ryan .Just how many of this low life have been expelled from from this university ? My I suggest PC Merry have a word with residence in and around around Winchester Avenue, And as for the two knobheads caught on camera arrested and charge I doubt it.the same will no doubt happen to the criminal who damage the ladies car.Perhaps things would change if resident's took the law into their own hands!!.Then see the reaction from the Police to the residents
This typ of criminal activity takes place every year by the educated low life that attend this University .And as usual you get the same verbal diarrhoea both from the Police Heritage,and a typ of a registrar Ryan .Just how many of this low life have been expelled from from this university ? My I suggest PC Merry have a word with residence in and around around Winchester Avenue, And as for the two knobheads caught on camera arrested and charge I doubt it.the same will no doubt happen to the criminal who damage the ladies car.Perhaps things would change if resident's took the law into their own hands!!.Then see the reaction from the Police to the residents Cromwell of Worcester

12:00pm Tue 21 Sep 10

Demigod says...

Like someone mentioned earlier, the taking of the odd traffic cone or road sign you can accept, but mindless damage to someone's property is completely unacceptable and I hope the offenders are caught and severely reprimanded. At the very least they need to be made to pay for all the damage they caused. Personally, if I caught anyone doing it to my car, I've got a baseball bat resting next to my bed which I'm perfectly prepared to use if I caught anyone in the act.
Like someone mentioned earlier, the taking of the odd traffic cone or road sign you can accept, but mindless damage to someone's property is completely unacceptable and I hope the offenders are caught and severely reprimanded. At the very least they need to be made to pay for all the damage they caused. Personally, if I caught anyone doing it to my car, I've got a baseball bat resting next to my bed which I'm perfectly prepared to use if I caught anyone in the act. Demigod

12:06pm Tue 21 Sep 10

nickmoc says...

I'm a student at the university and I know that once they find those responsible they will be dealt with seriously. The Students Union does not tolerate anti-social behaviour and punishes those severely - I know this from being the victim of it 12 months ago.

I understand that anyone affected by this is rightly outraged and can only appologise for the student community of Worcester.

Can I remind people that half a dozen idiots do not represent the university as a whole, and that 99.9% of students at the university would not even dream of doing anything so stupid. One of two isolated incidents should not tarnish the reputation of the university.
I'm a student at the university and I know that once they find those responsible they will be dealt with seriously. The Students Union does not tolerate anti-social behaviour and punishes those severely - I know this from being the victim of it 12 months ago. I understand that anyone affected by this is rightly outraged and can only appologise for the student community of Worcester. Can I remind people that half a dozen idiots do not represent the university as a whole, and that 99.9% of students at the university would not even dream of doing anything so stupid. One of two isolated incidents should not tarnish the reputation of the university. nickmoc

12:06pm Tue 21 Sep 10

MrStJohns says...

Totally indefensible, like tulstar I also work at the university and have been assured by John Ryan this incident will be dealt with and the perpetrators made an example of.

Really Cromwell, Worcester university has been and continues to be a great asset for the city of Worcester, making sure it doesn’t end up like a backwater destination such as Hereford. These acts are fortunate that they are carried out by a minority not the majority of hard working students, it disgusts me that you continually try to devalue people and their achievements who attend the university, you cant honestly think Worcester is the only place that has to deal with this sort of moronic behaviour.
Totally indefensible, like tulstar I also work at the university and have been assured by John Ryan this incident will be dealt with and the perpetrators made an example of. Really Cromwell, Worcester university has been and continues to be a great asset for the city of Worcester, making sure it doesn’t end up like a backwater destination such as Hereford. These acts are fortunate that they are carried out by a minority not the majority of hard working students, it disgusts me that you continually try to devalue people and their achievements who attend the university, you cant honestly think Worcester is the only place that has to deal with this sort of moronic behaviour. MrStJohns

12:07pm Tue 21 Sep 10

MrStJohns says...

nickmoc wrote:
I'm a student at the university and I know that once they find those responsible they will be dealt with seriously. The Students Union does not tolerate anti-social behaviour and punishes those severely - I know this from being the victim of it 12 months ago. I understand that anyone affected by this is rightly outraged and can only appologise for the student community of Worcester. Can I remind people that half a dozen idiots do not represent the university as a whole, and that 99.9% of students at the university would not even dream of doing anything so stupid. One of two isolated incidents should not tarnish the reputation of the university.
well said.
[quote][p][bold]nickmoc[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at the university and I know that once they find those responsible they will be dealt with seriously. The Students Union does not tolerate anti-social behaviour and punishes those severely - I know this from being the victim of it 12 months ago. I understand that anyone affected by this is rightly outraged and can only appologise for the student community of Worcester. Can I remind people that half a dozen idiots do not represent the university as a whole, and that 99.9% of students at the university would not even dream of doing anything so stupid. One of two isolated incidents should not tarnish the reputation of the university.[/p][/quote]well said. MrStJohns

12:20pm Tue 21 Sep 10

Vox populi says...

Like every group of people from every walk of life - it contains SOME idiots.

The person is to blame not the "student" and this lack of respect for a town and its residents to which they are probably a term time guest in, should be punished with expulsion.

When The Black Watch ripped apart Colchester town centre years ago they were banned from the town and re-posted never to return again. These individuals deserve the same treatment.

On the upside most students provide income to the local economy and are an asset to our city.
Like every group of people from every walk of life - it contains SOME idiots. The person is to blame not the "student" and this lack of respect for a town and its residents to which they are probably a term time guest in, should be punished with expulsion. When The Black Watch ripped apart Colchester town centre years ago they were banned from the town and re-posted never to return again. These individuals deserve the same treatment. On the upside most students provide income to the local economy and are an asset to our city. Vox populi

2:47pm Tue 21 Sep 10

Tony1978 says...

nickmoc wrote:
I'm a student at the university and I know that once they find those responsible they will be dealt with seriously. The Students Union does not tolerate anti-social behaviour and punishes those severely - I know this from being the victim of it 12 months ago. I understand that anyone affected by this is rightly outraged and can only appologise for the student community of Worcester. Can I remind people that half a dozen idiots do not represent the university as a whole, and that 99.9% of students at the university would not even dream of doing anything so stupid. One of two isolated incidents should not tarnish the reputation of the university.
I completely agree with you nickmoc. I know that 99.9% of the students are good law abiding citizens, however the small minority can easily tarnish this reputation.

I have worked for a University Students Union and dealt with N.U.S and I have to say from my experience they are pretty ineffectual in such cases.

I hope if the University/Union do catch these individuals and then they contact all affected parties and aid in getting compensation for the damage caused. I dont see why my girlfriend should have to claim on her insurance for some ***** behaviour!
[quote][p][bold]nickmoc[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at the university and I know that once they find those responsible they will be dealt with seriously. The Students Union does not tolerate anti-social behaviour and punishes those severely - I know this from being the victim of it 12 months ago. I understand that anyone affected by this is rightly outraged and can only appologise for the student community of Worcester. Can I remind people that half a dozen idiots do not represent the university as a whole, and that 99.9% of students at the university would not even dream of doing anything so stupid. One of two isolated incidents should not tarnish the reputation of the university.[/p][/quote]I completely agree with you nickmoc. I know that 99.9% of the students are good law abiding citizens, however the small minority can easily tarnish this reputation. I have worked for a University Students Union and dealt with N.U.S and I have to say from my experience they are pretty ineffectual in such cases. I hope if the University/Union do catch these individuals and then they contact all affected parties and aid in getting compensation for the damage caused. I dont see why my girlfriend should have to claim on her insurance for some ***** behaviour! Tony1978

3:13pm Tue 21 Sep 10

TmP says...

I am so sorry for these unfortunate people who have had their cars damaged however it happens every year. Do this low life get caught if so we see no report of who they are or how they have been dealt with in the WN they need excluding and made to pay for any damage. We have the usual comments from the university saying that this behaviour will not be tolerated however it must be because this time next year it will all be happening again.
Maybe as nickmoc says only a small minority are involved in which case I hope he and the 99.9% who do not commit these crimes and they are crimes are endeavouring to find the culprits. If left to the Police and University I fear we will be waiting a long time for results.
I am so sorry for these unfortunate people who have had their cars damaged however it happens every year. Do this low life get caught if so we see no report of who they are or how they have been dealt with in the WN they need excluding and made to pay for any damage. We have the usual comments from the university saying that this behaviour will not be tolerated however it must be because this time next year it will all be happening again. Maybe as nickmoc says only a small minority are involved in which case I hope he and the 99.9% who do not commit these crimes and they are crimes are endeavouring to find the culprits. If left to the Police and University I fear we will be waiting a long time for results. TmP

3:31pm Tue 21 Sep 10

Mr.Pablo says...

Its a bloody shame who ever did it did not go straight through the sun roof and hurt themselves ( not to bad, as i wish that on nobody) and had to spend the rest of Monday in A&E.

Something needs to be done because i fear someone living in St Johns snaps and takes the law into there own hands, god forbid.

I like talking to the local students in my local and find them very friendly, my parents live next door to a student house and every year my dad goes round with a bottle of wine, his phone number and explaines to the new students that he has a shed full of tools they are welcome to use, they can call him anytime in an emergency and they are welcome to pop round for a cuppa with him and my mom anytime....

But they must understand he is 60years old and likes to go to bed at a reasonable hour, and they should respect that. For 5 years this has worked without problem.

not all the STUDENTS are RODENTS, some are just hear to better themselves.

Lets hope the police catch those responsible and this is a isolated incident.
Its a bloody shame who ever did it did not go straight through the sun roof and hurt themselves ( not to bad, as i wish that on nobody) and had to spend the rest of Monday in A&E. Something needs to be done because i fear someone living in St Johns snaps and takes the law into there own hands, god forbid. I like talking to the local students in my local and find them very friendly, my parents live next door to a student house and every year my dad goes round with a bottle of wine, his phone number and explaines to the new students that he has a shed full of tools they are welcome to use, they can call him anytime in an emergency and they are welcome to pop round for a cuppa with him and my mom anytime.... But they must understand he is 60years old and likes to go to bed at a reasonable hour, and they should respect that. For 5 years this has worked without problem. not all the STUDENTS are RODENTS, some are just hear to better themselves. Lets hope the police catch those responsible and this is a isolated incident. Mr.Pablo

4:57pm Tue 21 Sep 10

cheersforthat says...

Over the last few years, as the uni has grown, it seems to have attracted a better caliber of intake! This year is the worst in many years. Don't let the standards drop, Worcester
Over the last few years, as the uni has grown, it seems to have attracted a better caliber of intake! This year is the worst in many years. Don't let the standards drop, Worcester cheersforthat

5:53pm Tue 21 Sep 10

midge71 says...

when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend
when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend midge71

6:16pm Tue 21 Sep 10

zx12r says...

3rd division university, 3rd division contents. Not for nothing is it known in St Johns as 'The depot of indisipline'.
3rd division university, 3rd division contents. Not for nothing is it known in St Johns as 'The depot of indisipline'. zx12r

6:42pm Tue 21 Sep 10

Tommy Malone says...

Here we go again, it's September and the usual problems are cropping up. It really is down to the University to get the message across and while they're at it, let's talk about car parking again. I live in Laugherne Road and have welcomed the single yellow lines at the top end of the road, it's much safer and I hope the lines are extended all the way down to Comer Road. I have noticed however that the parking problem has now gone as far as Hylton Road where parking with one wheel on the pavement is common place. Today it was impossible for a pram to get by on the foot path and I hope the traffic wardens act accordingly and dish a few tickets out for obstruction.
Here we go again, it's September and the usual problems are cropping up. It really is down to the University to get the message across and while they're at it, let's talk about car parking again. I live in Laugherne Road and have welcomed the single yellow lines at the top end of the road, it's much safer and I hope the lines are extended all the way down to Comer Road. I have noticed however that the parking problem has now gone as far as Hylton Road where parking with one wheel on the pavement is common place. Today it was impossible for a pram to get by on the foot path and I hope the traffic wardens act accordingly and dish a few tickets out for obstruction. Tommy Malone

7:45pm Tue 21 Sep 10

27feet says...

In case the Worcester News is wondering where the hits are coming from, the story made the Fark mainpage (popular community based news aggregator. With generally funny headlines)

It's not news, it's Fark.com
In case the Worcester News is wondering where the hits are coming from, the story made the Fark mainpage (popular community based news aggregator. With generally funny headlines) It's not news, it's Fark.com 27feet

8:01pm Tue 21 Sep 10

nickmoc says...

midge71 wrote:
when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend
As a student I find it deeply upsetting and offensive that we are being called vermin. We boost the local economy in all the shops, the university has facilities not just for its students but for the entire local community and the investments it is making will provide further facilities for the people of Worcester.
Many of the students I have spoken to are embarassed more than anything else about what has happened, and it does seem that anybody having a rant on this page is assuming we are all vandals and a drain on society.
I would also like to point out that "lazy" is not a word I would associate with many students. Those who are getting top grades and are going to come out with good degrees work EXTREMELY hard and spend many hours infront of a computer studying.
[quote][p][bold]midge71[/bold] wrote: when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend[/p][/quote]As a student I find it deeply upsetting and offensive that we are being called vermin. We boost the local economy in all the shops, the university has facilities not just for its students but for the entire local community and the investments it is making will provide further facilities for the people of Worcester. Many of the students I have spoken to are embarassed more than anything else about what has happened, and it does seem that anybody having a rant on this page is assuming we are all vandals and a drain on society. I would also like to point out that "lazy" is not a word I would associate with many students. Those who are getting top grades and are going to come out with good degrees work EXTREMELY hard and spend many hours infront of a computer studying. nickmoc

8:20pm Tue 21 Sep 10

neilc says...

nickmoc wrote:
midge71 wrote:
when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend
As a student I find it deeply upsetting and offensive that we are being called vermin. We boost the local economy in all the shops, the university has facilities not just for its students but for the entire local community and the investments it is making will provide further facilities for the people of Worcester.
Many of the students I have spoken to are embarassed more than anything else about what has happened, and it does seem that anybody having a rant on this page is assuming we are all vandals and a drain on society.
I would also like to point out that "lazy" is not a word I would associate with many students. Those who are getting top grades and are going to come out with good degrees work EXTREMELY hard and spend many hours infront of a computer studying.
Please don't patronise residents of Worcester by making rash claims of boosting the local economy by shopping in all of the local shops. While I see the continued investment benfiting our City's development, Worcester was a successful city before the University's growth and would remain so even without your presence.
As for being lazy - that claim is rediculous and somewhat unfounded - I have seen several students up before 11:00am!
[quote][p][bold]nickmoc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midge71[/bold] wrote: when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend[/p][/quote]As a student I find it deeply upsetting and offensive that we are being called vermin. We boost the local economy in all the shops, the university has facilities not just for its students but for the entire local community and the investments it is making will provide further facilities for the people of Worcester. Many of the students I have spoken to are embarassed more than anything else about what has happened, and it does seem that anybody having a rant on this page is assuming we are all vandals and a drain on society. I would also like to point out that "lazy" is not a word I would associate with many students. Those who are getting top grades and are going to come out with good degrees work EXTREMELY hard and spend many hours infront of a computer studying.[/p][/quote]Please don't patronise residents of Worcester by making rash claims of boosting the local economy by shopping in all of the local shops. While I see the continued investment benfiting our City's development, Worcester was a successful city before the University's growth and would remain so even without your presence. As for being lazy - that claim is rediculous and somewhat unfounded - I have seen several students up before 11:00am! neilc

8:37pm Tue 21 Sep 10

27feet says...

nickmoc wrote:
midge71 wrote:
when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend
As a student I find it deeply upsetting and offensive that we are being called vermin. We boost the local economy in all the shops, the university has facilities not just for its students but for the entire local community and the investments it is making will provide further facilities for the people of Worcester.
Many of the students I have spoken to are embarassed more than anything else about what has happened, and it does seem that anybody having a rant on this page is assuming we are all vandals and a drain on society.
I would also like to point out that "lazy" is not a word I would associate with many students. Those who are getting top grades and are going to come out with good degrees work EXTREMELY hard and spend many hours infront of a computer studying.
I was a student about 10 years ago (not in Worcester). We drew on a road sign in sharpie to change the picture (it was a men at work sign). Funny to us at the time: yes (and still thinking back). Technically vandalism: yes. Nuisance factor to general public: nil.

High jinks are expected. There's a new influx of people who haven't been this liberated from their parents before and testing boundaries is to be expected.

This, however, severely oversteps any boundary as does the Wheatsheaf incident. I imagine the apologies to the Wheatsheaf were brought about after the culprits realised they would be identified and punished by law if they didn't act themselves. I am torn as to whether I'd like to have seen formal action taken against them. Hopefully they, and any other likeminded students, will have learnt a lesson from their mistake.

Students and the Uni have a major impact on the residents around, both positive and negative. The issue is that as Worcester University is expanding there are now more student houses intertwined with residential homeowners who have not had to "deal" with students before.

We have had successful action on inconsiderate parking, which will hopefully continue its improvement - although this is work was undertaken by the council after resident complaints (tho the University did help towards the end of last year with informal notices on nearby streets after some roads were impassable to fire-engines, delivery lorries and refuse trucks).

I appreciate the University is limited in the actions it can take to discourage such behaviour but I wonder if, in the interests of helping the situation, the university would consider condensing the traditional freshers week into just a short weekend in future? It happens at a number of other universities and does have a positive impact on reducing the strain of the initial "bedding in" period for residents. Perhaps something to consider for next year?
[quote][p][bold]nickmoc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midge71[/bold] wrote: when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend[/p][/quote]As a student I find it deeply upsetting and offensive that we are being called vermin. We boost the local economy in all the shops, the university has facilities not just for its students but for the entire local community and the investments it is making will provide further facilities for the people of Worcester. Many of the students I have spoken to are embarassed more than anything else about what has happened, and it does seem that anybody having a rant on this page is assuming we are all vandals and a drain on society. I would also like to point out that "lazy" is not a word I would associate with many students. Those who are getting top grades and are going to come out with good degrees work EXTREMELY hard and spend many hours infront of a computer studying.[/p][/quote]I was a student about 10 years ago (not in Worcester). We drew on a road sign in sharpie to change the picture (it was a men at work sign). Funny to us at the time: yes (and still thinking back). Technically vandalism: yes. Nuisance factor to general public: nil. High jinks are expected. There's a new influx of people who haven't been this liberated from their parents before and testing boundaries is to be expected. This, however, severely oversteps any boundary as does the Wheatsheaf incident. I imagine the apologies to the Wheatsheaf were brought about after the culprits realised they would be identified and punished by law if they didn't act themselves. I am torn as to whether I'd like to have seen formal action taken against them. Hopefully they, and any other likeminded students, will have learnt a lesson from their mistake. Students and the Uni have a major impact on the residents around, both positive and negative. The issue is that as Worcester University is expanding there are now more student houses intertwined with residential homeowners who have not had to "deal" with students before. We have had successful action on inconsiderate parking, which will hopefully continue its improvement - although this is work was undertaken by the council after resident complaints (tho the University did help towards the end of last year with informal notices on nearby streets after some roads were impassable to fire-engines, delivery lorries and refuse trucks). I appreciate the University is limited in the actions it can take to discourage such behaviour but I wonder if, in the interests of helping the situation, the university would consider condensing the traditional freshers week into just a short weekend in future? It happens at a number of other universities and does have a positive impact on reducing the strain of the initial "bedding in" period for residents. Perhaps something to consider for next year? 27feet

9:42pm Tue 21 Sep 10

midge71 says...

I see the students are a little upset about my comments about being lazy and vermin little things upset these students they have feelings do they ?perhaps they may bear this in mind on a weekend when they are making local hard working peoples lives a misery and in the week when people are at work these individuals are doing well if they are up before midday a boost to the economy Iam sure the local shop keeper can survive on selling a few less pot noodles to these layabouts GET A JOB AND STOP ANNOYING LOCAL HARDWORKING PEOPLE
I see the students are a little upset about my comments about being lazy and vermin little things upset these students they have feelings do they ?perhaps they may bear this in mind on a weekend when they are making local hard working peoples lives a misery and in the week when people are at work these individuals are doing well if they are up before midday a boost to the economy Iam sure the local shop keeper can survive on selling a few less pot noodles to these layabouts GET A JOB AND STOP ANNOYING LOCAL HARDWORKING PEOPLE midge71

9:48pm Tue 21 Sep 10

eastender says...

neilc wrote:
nickmoc wrote:
midge71 wrote: when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend
As a student I find it deeply upsetting and offensive that we are being called vermin. We boost the local economy in all the shops, the university has facilities not just for its students but for the entire local community and the investments it is making will provide further facilities for the people of Worcester. Many of the students I have spoken to are embarassed more than anything else about what has happened, and it does seem that anybody having a rant on this page is assuming we are all vandals and a drain on society. I would also like to point out that "lazy" is not a word I would associate with many students. Those who are getting top grades and are going to come out with good degrees work EXTREMELY hard and spend many hours infront of a computer studying.
Please don't patronise residents of Worcester by making rash claims of boosting the local economy by shopping in all of the local shops. While I see the continued investment benfiting our City's development, Worcester was a successful city before the University's growth and would remain so even without your presence. As for being lazy - that claim is rediculous and somewhat unfounded - I have seen several students up before 11:00am!
Up before 11? They probably hadn't been to bed, too busy smashing things up all night.
[quote][p][bold]neilc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickmoc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midge71[/bold] wrote: when will this rubbish useless university finally wake up and take some SERIOUS responsibility for their out of control lazy students.I had nothing but trouble with the vermin I had living near me last year and when I kept ringing emailing them all I got was We will talk to the students yeah they talked to them alright but believed they were angels and we were over reacting try living next to the vermin with music blasting out at 12.30 at night urinating over cars at night arguments at 4 in the morning and disgusting language all day in reply to the students who have replied that they get punished severley i fail to see that FRESHERS weekend it should be WASTERS also why dont they do it by their parents house I do hope one day they have vermin like this next to them and receive the same abuse we have to suffer every weekend[/p][/quote]As a student I find it deeply upsetting and offensive that we are being called vermin. We boost the local economy in all the shops, the university has facilities not just for its students but for the entire local community and the investments it is making will provide further facilities for the people of Worcester. Many of the students I have spoken to are embarassed more than anything else about what has happened, and it does seem that anybody having a rant on this page is assuming we are all vandals and a drain on society. I would also like to point out that "lazy" is not a word I would associate with many students. Those who are getting top grades and are going to come out with good degrees work EXTREMELY hard and spend many hours infront of a computer studying.[/p][/quote]Please don't patronise residents of Worcester by making rash claims of boosting the local economy by shopping in all of the local shops. While I see the continued investment benfiting our City's development, Worcester was a successful city before the University's growth and would remain so even without your presence. As for being lazy - that claim is rediculous and somewhat unfounded - I have seen several students up before 11:00am![/p][/quote]Up before 11? They probably hadn't been to bed, too busy smashing things up all night. eastender

10:18pm Tue 21 Sep 10

nickmoc says...

midge71 wrote:
I see the students are a little upset about my comments about being lazy and vermin little things upset these students they have feelings do they ?perhaps they may bear this in mind on a weekend when they are making local hard working peoples lives a misery and in the week when people are at work these individuals are doing well if they are up before midday a boost to the economy Iam sure the local shop keeper can survive on selling a few less pot noodles to these layabouts GET A JOB AND STOP ANNOYING LOCAL HARDWORKING PEOPLE
midge71: WAKE UP. There is a recession on. Get a job WHERE?! The income potential of anyone is higher with more education. If you get a degree you earn more. Therefore you pay more tax and will invest in society further. I don't mean to sound patronising but you have a very narrow minded view of the situation and seen to assume that all students are smashing cars up while in fancy dress. May I point out that 3 students out of 21000 (at a guess) acted like idiots. This doesn't mean we are all thugs, alcoholics, or any other misinformed stereotype you have narrow-mindedly conceived.

Also, why get up before 11 if you don't need to...?
[quote][p][bold]midge71[/bold] wrote: I see the students are a little upset about my comments about being lazy and vermin little things upset these students they have feelings do they ?perhaps they may bear this in mind on a weekend when they are making local hard working peoples lives a misery and in the week when people are at work these individuals are doing well if they are up before midday a boost to the economy Iam sure the local shop keeper can survive on selling a few less pot noodles to these layabouts GET A JOB AND STOP ANNOYING LOCAL HARDWORKING PEOPLE[/p][/quote]midge71: WAKE UP. There is a recession on. Get a job WHERE?! The income potential of anyone is higher with more education. If you get a degree you earn more. Therefore you pay more tax and will invest in society further. I don't mean to sound patronising but you have a very narrow minded view of the situation and seen to assume that all students are smashing cars up while in fancy dress. May I point out that 3 students out of 21000 (at a guess) acted like idiots. This doesn't mean we are all thugs, alcoholics, or any other misinformed stereotype you have narrow-mindedly conceived. Also, why get up before 11 if you don't need to...? nickmoc

7:46am Wed 22 Sep 10

PaulMeUnder says...

nickmoc wrote:
midge71 wrote:
I see the students are a little upset about my comments about being lazy and vermin little things upset these students they have feelings do they ?perhaps they may bear this in mind on a weekend when they are making local hard working peoples lives a misery and in the week when people are at work these individuals are doing well if they are up before midday a boost to the economy Iam sure the local shop keeper can survive on selling a few less pot noodles to these layabouts GET A JOB AND STOP ANNOYING LOCAL HARDWORKING PEOPLE
midge71: WAKE UP. There is a recession on. Get a job WHERE?! The income potential of anyone is higher with more education. If you get a degree you earn more. Therefore you pay more tax and will invest in society further. I don't mean to sound patronising but you have a very narrow minded view of the situation and seen to assume that all students are smashing cars up while in fancy dress. May I point out that 3 students out of 21000 (at a guess) acted like idiots. This doesn't mean we are all thugs, alcoholics, or any other misinformed stereotype you have narrow-mindedly conceived.

Also, why get up before 11 if you don't need to...?
I think you are horribly misguided by the notion that having a degree will mean you will earn more! Good luck in the real world!
[quote][p][bold]nickmoc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midge71[/bold] wrote: I see the students are a little upset about my comments about being lazy and vermin little things upset these students they have feelings do they ?perhaps they may bear this in mind on a weekend when they are making local hard working peoples lives a misery and in the week when people are at work these individuals are doing well if they are up before midday a boost to the economy Iam sure the local shop keeper can survive on selling a few less pot noodles to these layabouts GET A JOB AND STOP ANNOYING LOCAL HARDWORKING PEOPLE[/p][/quote]midge71: WAKE UP. There is a recession on. Get a job WHERE?! The income potential of anyone is higher with more education. If you get a degree you earn more. Therefore you pay more tax and will invest in society further. I don't mean to sound patronising but you have a very narrow minded view of the situation and seen to assume that all students are smashing cars up while in fancy dress. May I point out that 3 students out of 21000 (at a guess) acted like idiots. This doesn't mean we are all thugs, alcoholics, or any other misinformed stereotype you have narrow-mindedly conceived. Also, why get up before 11 if you don't need to...?[/p][/quote]I think you are horribly misguided by the notion that having a degree will mean you will earn more! Good luck in the real world! PaulMeUnder

7:55am Wed 22 Sep 10

Kalibo says...

Educated lowlife? Yes, because my Mum and my Uncle are both lowlives, and their friends, and their friends too. When you go to hospital, you are treated by lowlives, if you go to court, you are represented by those lowlives.
Educated lowlife? Yes, because my Mum and my Uncle are both lowlives, and their friends, and their friends too. When you go to hospital, you are treated by lowlives, if you go to court, you are represented by those lowlives. Kalibo

9:38am Wed 22 Sep 10

Mr.Pablo says...

Kalibo wrote:
Educated lowlife? Yes, because my Mum and my Uncle are both lowlives, and their friends, and their friends too. When you go to hospital, you are treated by lowlives, if you go to court, you are represented by those lowlives.
Just a quick one, you dont have to be in full time education to get your degree.... If you wanted to have an impact on society then go home wherever it may be chose your career get the job ask for day release and do your degree whilst learning the job.

If you think by spending three years at Worcester Uni getting your degree will get you a job over someone with work based training and taking day release your kidding yourself... And think of the money you'll save.

Dont bite the hand that feeds you.....
[quote][p][bold]Kalibo[/bold] wrote: Educated lowlife? Yes, because my Mum and my Uncle are both lowlives, and their friends, and their friends too. When you go to hospital, you are treated by lowlives, if you go to court, you are represented by those lowlives.[/p][/quote]Just a quick one, you dont have to be in full time education to get your degree.... If you wanted to have an impact on society then go home wherever it may be chose your career get the job ask for day release and do your degree whilst learning the job. If you think by spending three years at Worcester Uni getting your degree will get you a job over someone with work based training and taking day release your kidding yourself... And think of the money you'll save. Dont bite the hand that feeds you..... Mr.Pablo

10:19am Wed 22 Sep 10

MrStJohns says...

You have to laugh at the rude and uniformed views from certain people on here. Let me just say 99.9% of people go to university to study and enjoy doing just that. What ever university city you visit you will find that residents will have complaints about a small minority of students, this really shouldn’t be used as venomous ammunition to knock and undermine the rest of the student body. Worcester university is a relatively new university, however it is already graded by OFSTED as either excellent or outstanding in subject areas. Granted it is not in the top ten universities in the country, it may have been had it turned into a university in the 1960s when the idea was first considered. It doesn’t languish at the bottom of any league tables it is steadily rising year on year in both profile and results. Worcester is a successful city, the university hasn’t made that so, it has and continues to work in conjunction with the city council to help create the aim for Worcester of being a first rate cathedral city. Worcester is a great place and I am ashamed that some people can be so crude and unsubstantiated in their views about an institution that is doing nothing more than striving to improve itself and the city in which it is located. I feel very sorry for the lady whos car was damaged, but this sort of incident is in the minority it must be because the Worcester news would let us know if it wasn’t, but people should remember that the rest of the students are trying hard to educate and better themselves for the future, some may even stay in Worcester and improve the education levels in the city. Don’t use one incident as a spring board for ridiculous and snide comments about a whole group of people.
You have to laugh at the rude and uniformed views from certain people on here. Let me just say 99.9% of people go to university to study and enjoy doing just that. What ever university city you visit you will find that residents will have complaints about a small minority of students, this really shouldn’t be used as venomous ammunition to knock and undermine the rest of the student body. Worcester university is a relatively new university, however it is already graded by OFSTED as either excellent or outstanding in subject areas. Granted it is not in the top ten universities in the country, it may have been had it turned into a university in the 1960s when the idea was first considered. It doesn’t languish at the bottom of any league tables it is steadily rising year on year in both profile and results. Worcester is a successful city, the university hasn’t made that so, it has and continues to work in conjunction with the city council to help create the aim for Worcester of being a first rate cathedral city. Worcester is a great place and I am ashamed that some people can be so crude and unsubstantiated in their views about an institution that is doing nothing more than striving to improve itself and the city in which it is located. I feel very sorry for the lady whos car was damaged, but this sort of incident is in the minority it must be because the Worcester news would let us know if it wasn’t, but people should remember that the rest of the students are trying hard to educate and better themselves for the future, some may even stay in Worcester and improve the education levels in the city. Don’t use one incident as a spring board for ridiculous and snide comments about a whole group of people. MrStJohns

10:23am Wed 22 Sep 10

Mr.Pablo says...

I agree StJohns, i was just making a point to the poster before myself, these students may one day teach my children
I agree StJohns, i was just making a point to the poster before myself, these students may one day teach my children Mr.Pablo

10:45am Wed 22 Sep 10

MrStJohns says...

Mr.Pablo wrote:
I agree StJohns, i was just making a point to the poster before myself, these students may one day teach my children
If they do teach your children its safe knowledge they may also teach mine, teaching is an area the university excels in with excellent results. To be honest Pablo, there is a hard core group of people in Worcester, im sure every city has one, that try to dissent everything and always try to say how terrible everything is, as I mentioned above the student who carried out this act of violence is nothing more than a moron, and will hopefully be dealt with as such. However for people to tar every student at the university as third rate is sad, and a rather sad reflection on the people who say such disgusting comments about people who are trying to educate and bettre themselves. If they do teach your children its safe knowledge they may also teach mine, teaching is an area the university excels in with excellent results. To be honest Pablo, there is a hard core group of people in Worcester, im sure every city has one, that try to dissent everything and always try to say how terrible everything is, as I mentioned above the student who carried out this act of violence is nothing more than a moron, and will hopefully be dealt with as such. However for people to tar every student at the university as third rate is sad, and a rather sad reflection on the people who say such disgusting comments.

Of course all the people who have made such comments must have attended Oxford or Cambridge surely.
[quote][p][bold]Mr.Pablo[/bold] wrote: I agree StJohns, i was just making a point to the poster before myself, these students may one day teach my children[/p][/quote]If they do teach your children its safe knowledge they may also teach mine, teaching is an area the university excels in with excellent results. To be honest Pablo, there is a hard core group of people in Worcester, im sure every city has one, that try to dissent everything and always try to say how terrible everything is, as I mentioned above the student who carried out this act of violence is nothing more than a moron, and will hopefully be dealt with as such. However for people to tar every student at the university as third rate is sad, and a rather sad reflection on the people who say such disgusting comments about people who are trying to educate and bettre themselves. If they do teach your children its safe knowledge they may also teach mine, teaching is an area the university excels in with excellent results. To be honest Pablo, there is a hard core group of people in Worcester, im sure every city has one, that try to dissent everything and always try to say how terrible everything is, as I mentioned above the student who carried out this act of violence is nothing more than a moron, and will hopefully be dealt with as such. However for people to tar every student at the university as third rate is sad, and a rather sad reflection on the people who say such disgusting comments. Of course all the people who have made such comments must have attended Oxford or Cambridge surely. MrStJohns

11:17am Wed 22 Sep 10

Mr.Pablo says...

Haha, i think the uni is good for the City and as you say its isolated incidents. In a post i made earlier in the debate i find the majority very good company whilst having a beer in the brewers.

I do however think that what one poster comment was a good one, if they catch the person kick them out and send them home... no nonsense.
Haha, i think the uni is good for the City and as you say its isolated incidents. In a post i made earlier in the debate i find the majority very good company whilst having a beer in the brewers. I do however think that what one poster comment was a good one, if they catch the person kick them out and send them home... no nonsense. Mr.Pablo

11:34am Wed 22 Sep 10

MrStJohns says...

Agreed Pablo, im glad you managed to make out my rather garbled post above, it seem as though it posted the same thing twice. Same here I drink in the brewers and have had a good laugh with most if not all the students that drink in there. As we and im sure most people in their right mind know its an unfortunate isolated incident, and I to hope whoever did this gets the boot.
Agreed Pablo, im glad you managed to make out my rather garbled post above, it seem as though it posted the same thing twice. Same here I drink in the brewers and have had a good laugh with most if not all the students that drink in there. As we and im sure most people in their right mind know its an unfortunate isolated incident, and I to hope whoever did this gets the boot. MrStJohns

2:30pm Wed 22 Sep 10

midge71 says...

MrStJohns wrote:
You have to laugh at the rude and uniformed views from certain people on here. Let me just say 99.9% of people go to university to study and enjoy doing just that. What ever university city you visit you will find that residents will have complaints about a small minority of students, this really shouldn’t be used as venomous ammunition to knock and undermine the rest of the student body. Worcester university is a relatively new university, however it is already graded by OFSTED as either excellent or outstanding in subject areas. Granted it is not in the top ten universities in the country, it may have been had it turned into a university in the 1960s when the idea was first considered. It doesn’t languish at the bottom of any league tables it is steadily rising year on year in both profile and results. Worcester is a successful city, the university hasn’t made that so, it has and continues to work in conjunction with the city council to help create the aim for Worcester of being a first rate cathedral city. Worcester is a great place and I am ashamed that some people can be so crude and unsubstantiated in their views about an institution that is doing nothing more than striving to improve itself and the city in which it is located. I feel very sorry for the lady whos car was damaged, but this sort of incident is in the minority it must be because the Worcester news would let us know if it wasn’t, but people should remember that the rest of the students are trying hard to educate and better themselves for the future, some may even stay in Worcester and improve the education levels in the city. Don’t use one incident as a spring board for ridiculous and snide comments about a whole group of people.
you have to laugh at your comments about the rude narrow minded views made
I take it you havent had any abuse,vandalism or kept awake at night by "OUR FUTURE" if these students go on to teach I fear for our children will be academically below par but be fantastic at darts skittles and pool
[quote][p][bold]MrStJohns[/bold] wrote: You have to laugh at the rude and uniformed views from certain people on here. Let me just say 99.9% of people go to university to study and enjoy doing just that. What ever university city you visit you will find that residents will have complaints about a small minority of students, this really shouldn’t be used as venomous ammunition to knock and undermine the rest of the student body. Worcester university is a relatively new university, however it is already graded by OFSTED as either excellent or outstanding in subject areas. Granted it is not in the top ten universities in the country, it may have been had it turned into a university in the 1960s when the idea was first considered. It doesn’t languish at the bottom of any league tables it is steadily rising year on year in both profile and results. Worcester is a successful city, the university hasn’t made that so, it has and continues to work in conjunction with the city council to help create the aim for Worcester of being a first rate cathedral city. Worcester is a great place and I am ashamed that some people can be so crude and unsubstantiated in their views about an institution that is doing nothing more than striving to improve itself and the city in which it is located. I feel very sorry for the lady whos car was damaged, but this sort of incident is in the minority it must be because the Worcester news would let us know if it wasn’t, but people should remember that the rest of the students are trying hard to educate and better themselves for the future, some may even stay in Worcester and improve the education levels in the city. Don’t use one incident as a spring board for ridiculous and snide comments about a whole group of people.[/p][/quote]you have to laugh at your comments about the rude narrow minded views made I take it you havent had any abuse,vandalism or kept awake at night by "OUR FUTURE" if these students go on to teach I fear for our children will be academically below par but be fantastic at darts skittles and pool midge71

2:41pm Wed 22 Sep 10

MrStJohns says...

To be fair midge I have, I am also able to think outside of the tiny little box you live in and realise that you cannot tar a group of people with the same brush. You just carry on with your little rants though, very amusing im glad we can both laugh at each other. Im hoping you’ve lived a 100% perfect life though so you can judge large groups of people from your obviously superior educational and moral viewpoint.

By the way you better be afraid very afraid my girlfriend and a teaching colleague of hers both educate children in the area. One who specialises in special educational needs and the other a mainstream teacher.
To be fair midge I have, I am also able to think outside of the tiny little box you live in and realise that you cannot tar a group of people with the same brush. You just carry on with your little rants though, very amusing im glad we can both laugh at each other. Im hoping you’ve lived a 100% perfect life though so you can judge large groups of people from your obviously superior educational and moral viewpoint. By the way you better be afraid very afraid my girlfriend and a teaching colleague of hers both educate children in the area. One who specialises in special educational needs and the other a mainstream teacher. MrStJohns

2:43pm Wed 22 Sep 10

MrStJohns says...

Oh and I forgot both rated as excellent from recent OFTSED inspections. What a terrible scary world we live in eh!
Oh and I forgot both rated as excellent from recent OFTSED inspections. What a terrible scary world we live in eh! MrStJohns

8:46pm Wed 22 Sep 10

mort says...

I am so glad i went to uni 10 years ago when students were treated like human beings. We see news of drunk idiots who are not students causing damage to cars and vandalising property every day but there has been 2 incidents by a SMALL minority and no before anyone says it i am not condoning the behaviour but compared to us 'adults' the students seem to be lagging behind.
I am so glad i went to uni 10 years ago when students were treated like human beings. We see news of drunk idiots who are not students causing damage to cars and vandalising property every day but there has been 2 incidents by a SMALL minority and no before anyone says it i am not condoning the behaviour but compared to us 'adults' the students seem to be lagging behind. mort

9:58am Thu 23 Sep 10

Andy_R says...

From the follow up story on the 23rd:
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"PC Julie Merry, of the St John’s local policing team, also confirmed two men caught on CCTV ripping blackboards from the front of the Wheatsheaf Inn in Henwick Road on Sunday morning are not students at the University of Worcester. "
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If you're one of the people who've jumped on the 'blame everything on the students' bandwagon, perhaps now might be a good time to apologise?
From the follow up story on the 23rd: . "PC Julie Merry, of the St John’s local policing team, also confirmed two men caught on CCTV ripping blackboards from the front of the Wheatsheaf Inn in Henwick Road on Sunday morning are not students at the University of Worcester. " . If you're one of the people who've jumped on the 'blame everything on the students' bandwagon, perhaps now might be a good time to apologise? Andy_R

11:38am Thu 23 Sep 10

MrStJohns says...

Andy_R wrote:
From the follow up story on the 23rd: . "PC Julie Merry, of the St John’s local policing team, also confirmed two men caught on CCTV ripping blackboards from the front of the Wheatsheaf Inn in Henwick Road on Sunday morning are not students at the University of Worcester. " . If you're one of the people who've jumped on the 'blame everything on the students' bandwagon, perhaps now might be a good time to apologise?
i very much doubt that would happen, its all to easy to tar groups in society as trouble makers, and also to insult large groups of people some of which as i pointed out above will be teaching your children.
[quote][p][bold]Andy_R[/bold] wrote: From the follow up story on the 23rd: . "PC Julie Merry, of the St John’s local policing team, also confirmed two men caught on CCTV ripping blackboards from the front of the Wheatsheaf Inn in Henwick Road on Sunday morning are not students at the University of Worcester. " . If you're one of the people who've jumped on the 'blame everything on the students' bandwagon, perhaps now might be a good time to apologise?[/p][/quote]i very much doubt that would happen, its all to easy to tar groups in society as trouble makers, and also to insult large groups of people some of which as i pointed out above will be teaching your children. MrStJohns

2:44pm Thu 23 Sep 10

murray kelso says...

Andy_R wrote:
From the follow up story on the 23rd:
.
"PC Julie Merry, of the St John’s local policing team, also confirmed two men caught on CCTV ripping blackboards from the front of the Wheatsheaf Inn in Henwick Road on Sunday morning are not students at the University of Worcester. "
.
If you're one of the people who've jumped on the 'blame everything on the students' bandwagon, perhaps now might be a good time to apologise?
For the benefit of our readers, please note that a discussion has already taken place between Andy_R and WN Editor Kevin Ward on our Facebook page here
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[quote][p][bold]Andy_R[/bold] wrote: From the follow up story on the 23rd: . "PC Julie Merry, of the St John’s local policing team, also confirmed two men caught on CCTV ripping blackboards from the front of the Wheatsheaf Inn in Henwick Road on Sunday morning are not students at the University of Worcester. " . If you're one of the people who've jumped on the 'blame everything on the students' bandwagon, perhaps now might be a good time to apologise?[/p][/quote]For the benefit of our readers, please note that a discussion has already taken place between Andy_R and WN Editor Kevin Ward on our Facebook page here http://tinyurl.com/2 4yv6d5 murray kelso

11:47am Fri 24 Sep 10

KSE1 says...

I work at the university and am extremely annoyed at some of the mindless comments made about its contribution to Worcester's economy and community. I am shocked and outraged by the behaviour of these stupid students and hope they get what they deserve. It is not just students that can behave in these mindless anti-social ways. I live in a quiet rural village where there are a few residents (not university students) but adults, who also behave in very antisocial ways having no respect for their neighbours or the village. Don't tarnish all students with a bad name because of the acts of a minority. You don't have to be a student to be antisocial! Think about the comments you are making! I hope those who are slating the University don't need any help from our NHS (these are the students you are tarnishing - who obviously are not making any contribution to you community at all!). Think about what you are saying.
I work at the university and am extremely annoyed at some of the mindless comments made about its contribution to Worcester's economy and community. I am shocked and outraged by the behaviour of these stupid students and hope they get what they deserve. It is not just students that can behave in these mindless anti-social ways. I live in a quiet rural village where there are a few residents (not university students) but adults, who also behave in very antisocial ways having no respect for their neighbours or the village. Don't tarnish all students with a bad name because of the acts of a minority. You don't have to be a student to be antisocial! Think about the comments you are making! I hope those who are slating the University don't need any help from our NHS (these are the students you are tarnishing - who obviously are not making any contribution to you community at all!). Think about what you are saying. KSE1

11:06pm Fri 24 Sep 10

Kalibo says...

Mr.Pablo wrote:
Kalibo wrote:
Educated lowlife? Yes, because my Mum and my Uncle are both lowlives, and their friends, and their friends too. When you go to hospital, you are treated by lowlives, if you go to court, you are represented by those lowlives.
Just a quick one, you dont have to be in full time education to get your degree.... If you wanted to have an impact on society then go home wherever it may be chose your career get the job ask for day release and do your degree whilst learning the job.

If you think by spending three years at Worcester Uni getting your degree will get you a job over someone with work based training and taking day release your kidding yourself... And think of the money you'll save.

Dont bite the hand that feeds you.....
Not too sure about some professions, like my ambitions, don't know if many MP's would like to have their job taken by someone who hadn't studied law yet, I don't know if I'm even allowed anywhere near a nuclear reactor either... But then again, I haven't really looked into it, the only job I'm looking for at the moment are a go-kart tracks (like any boy at my age), that one that's being built in Norton will be a Godsend if they do Saturday jobs!
[quote][p][bold]Mr.Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kalibo[/bold] wrote: Educated lowlife? Yes, because my Mum and my Uncle are both lowlives, and their friends, and their friends too. When you go to hospital, you are treated by lowlives, if you go to court, you are represented by those lowlives.[/p][/quote]Just a quick one, you dont have to be in full time education to get your degree.... If you wanted to have an impact on society then go home wherever it may be chose your career get the job ask for day release and do your degree whilst learning the job. If you think by spending three years at Worcester Uni getting your degree will get you a job over someone with work based training and taking day release your kidding yourself... And think of the money you'll save. Dont bite the hand that feeds you.....[/p][/quote]Not too sure about some professions, like my ambitions, don't know if many MP's would like to have their job taken by someone who hadn't studied law yet, I don't know if I'm even allowed anywhere near a nuclear reactor either... But then again, I haven't really looked into it, the only job I'm looking for at the moment are a go-kart tracks (like any boy at my age), that one that's being built in Norton will be a Godsend if they do Saturday jobs! Kalibo

12:15pm Sun 26 Sep 10

martduke says...

all of you look at latest story where local constab are providing tea towels to help students stay safe without and ounce of regard for normal law abing worcester citizens who suffer the goings on from the uni.money could have been better spent on tea towels for locals with "ring us and we,ll respond,after i,ve done me paperwork" and we all know where that goes don,t we?
all of you look at latest story where local constab are providing tea towels to help students stay safe without and ounce of regard for normal law abing worcester citizens who suffer the goings on from the uni.money could have been better spent on tea towels for locals with "ring us and we,ll respond,after i,ve done me paperwork" and we all know where that goes don,t we? martduke
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