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More security to stop students who think it is okay to smoke cannabis. Especially outside the library building. It smells and passes on to other students walking past. Also in the toilets of the SU facility.


More security presence to stop students smoking ‘drugs’

This Idea opened on 13 Sep 2018 and closes on 27 Sep 2018. 

15 students voted on this Idea, giving a score of +13.

This Idea has passed to the Community Officer for action:

  • 1 Oct 2018: The Community Officer has spoken to Security and this is being looked into. We'll give further updates before 16 Oct 2018.
  • 3 Oct 2018: The Community Officer will be gathering information from students about their views in security, especially in MK. A case study is being put together from other areas where security concerns have been identified. We'll give further updates before 18 Oct 2018.
  • 6 Nov 2018: Night security has increased from 2 to 5, and the walking bus has been reinstated. It is at the discretion of security as to how drug-taking is handled on campus. This Idea is complete. There will be no further actions with this Idea.


Adam Southall
5:14pm on 6 Nov 18 This Idea for Change is complete, and comments have now closed.
Iman Hussain
11:21am on 4 Oct 18 Mind your business
Adam Southall
12:32pm on 27 Sep 18 This Idea for Change has closed, but comments are still open for discussion on the progress of this Idea.
Phoebe Hinton-Sheley
3:14pm on 13 Sep 18 I completely agree. However, I feel that more effort should be put towards security as a whole on site. We are an 'open campus', yet have the security levels of a closed one. There are very few security members on shift at any one time, with one of them always being in the office in MA. If there is an incident, 2 members of security are required to attend, as they can't neutralise the threat on their own. There simply isn't enough security to cover the whole of city campus. I was harassed in the Harrison library by someone who, turns out, wasn;t even a student. This issue was then later brushed under the rug by University security. I have, since then, witnessed more security breaches (people who aren't students in the library), with nothing being done. Either make it a closed campus, or hire more security, simple.
Connor Levers
3:07pm on 13 Sep 18 The University needs a bigger security presence on campus anyway. The campus has the security of a 'closed' campus while being an 'open campus'. I think the campus should be made 'closed', with access to only those with a valid staff/student card. How do we know those smoking the 'devil's lettuce' are actually students?
Chad Astbury
3:06pm on 13 Sep 18 I don't think drugs are the main issue here. Ideally we need a larger security presence in general, in order to support a safe "open campus".