Students at Nottingham Trent University's law school have complained that their study environment is inadequate thanks to the outside distraction of builders drilling, swearing and farting. Yes, farting.
As reported by Rollonfriday, even though exams are approaching fast, the law school has decided to refurbish the office directly above the university library - and the students are claiming the noise is simply intolerable.
One student in particular complained that their study is accompanied by "sounds of builders banging, swearing, dropping things, drilling and farting".
Last month the deputy course leader, Sarah Brooks, emailed the students to apologise for the noise, stating that "whilst the initial works came to an end mid-May as anticipated, unfortunately the law school was then not told that the next phase would start before the end of term. I can only apologise again and suggest that you try the facilities at Boots library". (Folklaw is guessing the university did not anticipate the evidently poor diets of the builders employed to complete the works).
But apparently the Boots library would not do either. According to the students, the Boots library is full of undergraduates who make almost as much noise as the builders (but hopefully not in the bodily functions department).
In response to the uproar from students, a spokeswoman for the law school said, "We have also reminded students of the other extensive study and IT facilities to them on campus, including the main library which is open seven days a week (until midnight on weekdays), our 24-hour IT facilities and a range of open access study areas".
Folklaw is amused that the law students bothered to formally raise the farting issue with the university rather than just moving to one of the many other study areas available.