Well in order

August 5, 2005

Certainly give some students an antisocial behaviour order, it is no less than they deserve ("Students unruly? Give them an ASBO", July 22). Those who behave in an antisocial manner should be treated the same way, be they a runaway youth, a disruptive octogenarian or an undergraduate.

Allowing universities to issue ASBOs would deter students from being antisocial, since their future careers could be severely blighted by an ASBO.

The National Union of Students' view that the powers to issue ASBOs is "an infringement of students' rights" is the kind of mentality that causes antagonism towards students. Surely it is the right of the 99 per cent of law-abiding students to live and work in an area free of the selfish individuals ASBOs are aimed at.

Andy Wilson, president, Southampton University Students' Union

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