By Daniel Green DanGreenJourno
Students in Brighton and Hove were among the most complained about in the UK in September, with the council receiving nine complaints about student parties
A COUNCIL received nine complaints from residents over student parties as universities reopened for the new academic year.
Brighton and Hove City Council received the complaints from frustrated residents between September 1 and October 1, according to findings from Ivory Research.
However, the number of complaints from the city is dwarfed by other parts of the UK, with authorities in Manchester receiving 99 complaints and with 78 in Bournemouth.
Canterbury in neighbouring Kent was also among the worst complained about – with 11 complaints received.
Burnley, Cheltenham, Dartford and Plymouth were among the least complained about areas, with either one or no complaints about student houses throughout September.
Co-founder of Ivory Research Maria Ovdii said: “We conducted this piece of research to find out which cities had the most complaints against student parties during their first month of attendance at university.
“Brighton and Hove students are some of the most complained about students, along with Manchester, Bournemouth and Canterbury – but who can blame them after a long lockdown?”
University students made their way to new towns and cities across the UK for the start of the academic year in September, with most universities returning to some degree of in-person learning.
Sussex University was one of only a handful of top universities to fully return to in-person teaching, whilst providing some alternatives for those unable to come to campus due to travel restrictions.
A University of Sussex spokesman said: “Evidence shows that our students overwhelmingly want a return to in-person teaching, so we are determined to deliver this experience in the coming year.
“The health and safety of our students and staff is paramount, which is why we are focusing our efforts on boosting vaccination rates, including hosting pop-up vaccination clinics.”