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Chief Operating Officer's Spring Term Report of Loughborough University's students in the community

11 June 2015

The University and its students contribute widely to the town’s economy, community and social environment. There are also a number of challenges which need to be appropriately managed. This report seeks to summarise activity during the 2015 spring academic term.

Progress and Achievements during the term

Student Activity

Rag had a busy Spring term which started with 40 students competing in Tough Guy in February and raising funds at the same time. There were several ‘raids’, including to Manchester and Cardiff which raised a considerable amount for Breast Cancer Campaign and Meningitis Research Foundation. Several town and campus collections were undertaken for Marie Curie. The first Alumni dinner in over 5 years was held which brought together Rag chairs from 1995 with present students which was a lovely evening and experience for all involved.

For Action, the Spring term highlights included National Students volunteer week in February which involved activities every day of the week with 141 volunteers undertaking 867 hours of Volunteering. The Easter clear out collected 5600 items of food and clothing which were donated to Minnie’s Friends, Carpenters arms and the Shepshed Food Bank.

Campaigns and Initiatives

The first two nights of the trial of the Loughborough Students Street Support Scheme took place at the end of term. The Students Union also undertook a Better Decisions Campaign.

Other community activity

Academics from the University’s School of the Arts undertook a collaborative project with Boothwood School which sought to explore the culture and diversity of first generation immigrants. The project, which used creative processes to explore the current emotional, educational and physical position of children newly, arrived in this country, culminated in an exhibition in Loughborough Library.

Investment Ready Day was held on campus in February where University experts helped local businesses identify the best way to prepare for and attract funds for growth.

A programme of events and activities open to staff and the community was held for Environment and Ethics Week

Cheques for over £5000 were presented as part of the Community Donations Fund programme to local groups including Joseph’s Storehouse, part of the Carpenters Arms.

Total complaints

 Total complaints

 Current year

 + or – previous year

 

 527

 -36

 

 

 

Note: The closure of the gates at Ashleigh Drive and Forest Road are a significant factor in the reduction of complaints.

 Number of complaints where  no further action possible

 417

 

Complaints by type

 Category

 Number of complaints

 Percentage of total complaints

 House noise

 

 209

 32%

 Transient noise

 

 264

 41%

 Parking

 

 25

  4%

 Hall noise

 

 55

  8%

 Other complaints

 

 95

 15%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House noise complaints

 Total number of student  properties

 Total number of complaints  to date

 Percentage of overall  student properties

 1499

 209

 14%

 

 

Note: there is a 100% rate of follow up on house noise complaints. 

 Hot Spot locations

  • Ashby Road
  • York Road
  • Radmoor Road 

 

University Disciplines

 Total  disciplines

 Section 3  offences

 + or – on  year

 Section 2  offences

 + or – on  year

 Community  offences* 

 + or – on  year

 218*

 12

 +5

 206

 +39

 43

 +26

 

Community Offences/Disciplines 

 Offence

 Number of disciplines

 Disciplines

 Anti-social behaviour

 15 

 Fines and suspended fines

 Bringing University into  disrepute

  1

 Fine

 Noise and nuisance

 13

 Suspended fines

 Bringing the University into  disrepute/noise and  nuisance

 13

 Fines

 Vandalism

   1

 Fine with community service