14th September 2004





Students and local residents will be seeing reminders all over the West End of Lincoln from next week asking them to keep the noise down.


New first-year students will be arriving at the university this weekend and Freshers’ Week events will be in full swing from Sunday (19th September).


Those living in the West End will notice a series of street signs advising students and residents to ‘Be Sweet - Don't Wake The Street!'


The ‘Shhhh Campaign’ is the brainchild of the university’s Student Union Co-operative and is supported by the University of Lincoln, the West End Residents’  Association, City of Lincoln Council, the Lincolnshire Echo and Lincolnshire Police.


The campaign will be officially launched with a press call at 10am on Monday 20th September at the junction of Hampton Street and West Parade.


West End school pupils were asked to come up with a logo for the campaign and the winning design by Ben Kitchen (seven) of St Faith’s and St Martin’s Junior School features prominently on the campaign signs and postcards. The campaign will also be promoted using postcards, stickers and lollies.


"We're very proud of the ‘Shhhh Campaign’,” said Adam Heyhurst, President of the university’s Students' Union Co-operative.


It marks the second initiative in our new commitment to bridging the gap between town and gown. Residents can expect to see a dramatic fall in the number of anti-social incidents involving students throughout the year. As a West End resident myself, I look forward to some good nights' sleep!"


Profesor David Chiddick, Vice Chancellor of the university, added: "The ‘Shhhh Campaign’ is a clear demonstration of the students’ commitment to the community. I applaud the initiative and wish it every success."


Students have also set up a community line for residents to call to complain if students make too much noise – call Lincoln 886269 and leave a voicemail message for the Students’ Union.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk