Universities will be ‘robust' when disciplining students

Police and fire service in attendance in the Holylands on St Patrick's night. Picture by Declan Roughan
THE north's two universities have vowed to be "robust in their disciplining" of students involved in anti-social behaviour. Ulster University (UU) and Queen's University said they were very disappointed by the public disorder in the Holylands area of south Belfast. They pointed out that the majority of people in the area on March 17 were not university or college students. The pair regard St Patrick's Day in the Holylands as one of their biggest "problem days". Drink-fuelled trouble has plagued the area in recent years but had calmed down more recently.[...]

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