More than 4,000 complaints have been made against students at the University of Hertfordshire in the last five years, a Freedom of Information request has show. 

The Welwyn and Hatfield Times report:

THOUSANDS of complaints have been received by the University of Hertfordshire about noise, nuisance, rubbish and other gripes, new figures reveal.

Data released under the Freedom of Information Act shows the number of complaints made by members of the public to the Hatfield-based uni over a two and five year period.

They showed that from March 13, 2008 to March 13 this year there were 4,241 complaints made – of which 2,093 were made in the last two years.

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