simply for the fact that they are students and the owner doesn't like them much?
In short: some local twunt who runs Brighton Arts Club has banned any student from coming to her venue, resulting from an incident where someone started moshing and she got shitty about it. Cue lots of vitriol aimed at all students ("...no more students. I hate them! I hope they all fail their pointless degrees and end up bored, not knowing who they are, in disappointing marriages with ugly kids and in life long debt"). Granted it's rubbed a lot of people up the wrong way.
To be honest, it's pretty impossible take anyone who calls themself Countess Pasha Du Valentine of Hackney & Brighton but I'm in the mood for leading the revolt against her.