Vermin presence in Vanbrugh is unacceptable

We may not expect university accommodation to be perfect but we certainly wouldn’t expect it to endanger our health. With the discovery of rats and silver fish college halls should be under scrutiny. The University has an obligation to look after student welfare and one of the most important aspects of this is surely providing them with a safe and comfortable environment to live in. University accommodation is basically a necessity for first year students who are likely to have very little knowledge about the area or who they could potentially move in with. With very little choice about where to live university accommodation is seen as an easy, safe option for students, yet it seems students are misplacing their trust. If rats were found in private accommodation it would not be tolerated it should be exactly the same in halls. Although the University has moved students who found rats, measures should be introduced to prevent future incidents and ensure quality.

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