5 tips for students

Cafe operators and patrons The New Paper on Sunday spoke to are generally okay with students using their premises, provided they observe proper etiquette.

Here are five ways to have good relations with your fellow patrons:

1 Do not "chope" seats with your belongings. Let other patrons use the seats.

2 Avoid lingering during peak hours. You can always come back when it is less busy.

3 Use the space for studying, not for surfing the Net or chatting with friends.

4 Share tables with friends and other students. Do not take up more space than is needed.

5 Respect the shared public space. Be situationally aware and willing to give up your seat without being told to do so.