Help is available if you or someone you know has experienced anti-social behaviour on campus or off campus on university business.
Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that, according to the Police, “causes harm to an individual, to their community or to their environment. This could be action by someone else that might leave you feeling alarmed, harassed or distressed. It can also include fear of crime or concern for public safety, public disorder or public nuisance.”
Examples of anti-social behaviour include:
- nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate neighbours
- vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
- street drinking
- littering and dumping of rubbish
- inconsiderate or inappropriate use of vehicles.
It includes behaviour that causes harm to:
- the environment, like graffiti, vandalism or fly-posting
- the community, like noise pollution, drunken behaviour or drug taking
- an individual, like threatening language or aggressive behaviour.
It isn't anti-social behaviour if the problem's about normal day-to-day living.
Many of the University’s students are living within the local community and we expect them to behave with consideration and respect towards their neighbours. However, there may from time to time be instances where the conduct of individuals or groups causes upset or distress to their neighbours or members of the local community. Anti-social behaviour may also occur on campus, affecting staff or other students.