Here’s what locals really think about Chester students
They don’t like us. Shock
University life can be a bit of a bubble, with many of us barely ever speaking to the locals who call Chester home.
But what do they think of us students? Is there a better measure than to look at the Chester Chronicle's Facebook comment section? Probably not.
Neil comments on plans for new student accommodation on the site of the bus depot:
"It might only be a bus depot, but I’ve lived around Chester all my life and I’ve always remembered it as a bus depot. And I like buses more than students. They’re reliable, they start early in the morning and they actually go somewhere except the student union."
Tess makes a valid point:
"Chester uni must have the largest number of sports students in the world. What else does it teach… RE?"
Zoe isn’t a fan:
"NO MORE STUDENTS"
"I can’t stand students. They’re scrounging, lazy scumbags, that don’t get out of bed till 2pm and that’s just to watch Jeremy Kyle."
Ade reveals the city’s secretive shadow government:
"Chester uni is running Chester not the council lol."
Colin gives us the Uni equivalent of 'I wish you weren't born':
"LOL we dont want or need all you students, it was the worst decision ever to turn what was a teacher training College into a university."
Ant just comes for the show:
"Chester chronicle only post these for the banter. These comments are on form"
Paul comments on the aftermath of a 'Rosie's til Closies' kind of night:
"Students have ruined Chester. With every new build comes more rubbish, drunken students and sick all over the streets."
In fairness, most of the comments aren’t so much against students, but rather the amount of rip-off student accommodations popping up around the city (£150 a week? I'll stick with my moldy terrace, cheers).
Sprinkled within the student hate fest were a few comments defending our very existence in the city.
Robert's getting tired of their shit:
"Getting kind of bored with the 'let's moan about the students' band wagon. People moan when a building is converted into student accommodation and they moan when accommodation is purpose built! As for ruining Chester I would like to know exactly how they've done that?"
James sums up the Chester Chronicle comment section quite nicely:
"Oh god Chronicle why? You'd cause less of a problem posting cartoons of religious figures than mentioning student.
It's like not only showing a red rag to a bull but running up & punting it between the legs whilst swigging milk and saying 'I got this from your wife'."