Voice of Lincoln: How should we welcome students?

Residents have been debating whether students are “a nightmare” or whether they “breathe life into the city” as thousands return for another year at university.

The city has been bustling as freshers week gets underway and students are getting stuck into university life.

Over 16,000 students are returning to Lincoln, but some residents have taken to social media to complain about their return.

With some saying that students are “a nightmare” and that there are “enough student flats” in the city.

Plenty of residents also defended their return, with some saying that Lincoln was “boring and bland” before the university expanded.

The Lincolnite went to the High Street to talk with shoppers and ask whether they are welcoming the students back with open arms.

Watch the full video to see how residents reacted to another cohort of university students.