University Vows to Tackle Unruly Behaviour
The Gown asked the University what it intended to do with students' who engaged in antisocial behaviour on St Patrick's Day. The University said:
The Festival, runs from 15 – 17 March, and will offer a programme of social, cultural, sporting, entertainment and spiritual events, for both the students and residents of South Belfast.
The first event of its kind in Northern Ireland, the Festival stems from a commitment by both universities to help enhance community relations through a series of positive activities.
Both Universities would encourage students to act responsibly. Disciplinary procedures are in place and any complaints received will be dealt with through these procedures.
The two universities will be sending out an all – student email reminding students about their conduct over the St Patrick's Day period and asking them to work with the Community Safety Wardens to make this an enjoyable and peaceful festival for everyone.