Worst uni students for stealing library books
Find out which students have stolen the most books from their university library.
Earlier this week we told you that UK universities have raised almost £50m in the last six years by charging their students late fees on library books.
Leeds Uni was found to be the biggest offender, with Manchester Uni not too far behind - perhaps not altogether surprising considering they are the two biggest universities in the country.
Now we bring you the top ten universities with the most unaccounted for library books - or, put another way, the universities with the most students who like to steal library books...
As you can see in the list below Bucks New University comes out on top (or bottom, depending on how you look at it), with a staggering 30,540 missing library books - an impressive 10% of the 300,000 books that are unaccounted for from all UK universities.
Even more impressive than that - Bucks New University only has around 10,000 students!
Why these figures are so high, we do not know, but if you study at one of these universities don’t be surprised to see an armed guard on the door next time you find yourself in the library.
|Rank||University||Number of missing books|
|1||Bucks New University||30,540|
|2||University of Oxford||23,923|
|3||University of Kent||19,613|
|4||University of Sunderland||17,650|
|5||University of Teeside||15,815|
|7||London South Bank||9,725|
|8||University of Greenwich||8,580|
|9||Southampton Solent University||6,126|
|10||University of Portsmouth||5,357|
The data was obtained thanks to Freedom of Information requests by the Press Association.