Answered By: Ewan McCubbin Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015 Views: 682
Thanks for filling in one of our You Said We Did cards the other week and your kind words about our efforts to keep the peace! Hopefully you’ll have noticed our “Annoyed by noise” initiative by now which appears to have helped make a difference.
You make a really good point about mobile phones on silent but which are set to vibrate. I know from personal experience of my phone ringing on the desk in my office that the vibration can be just as loud and disruptive as a ringtone. Interestingly, however, you are actually the first user to ask about this specific problem which is pretty surprising given how often it occurs.
I am going to talk to my colleagues about adjustments we may be able to make to our signs on noise but will also think about a publicity campaign to highlight the issue. This may be particularly relevant in the lead up to the revision and exam period.
Thanks again for your really useful feedback.
Ewan McCubbin (Assistant Director)