The University wants students to integrate successfully into the local community, and to have a good reputation. Play your part in making sure that this is achieved for everyone's benefit.
The University authorities will respond to complaints received from local residents.
Suggested guidelines for living off-campus
- Make an effort to introduce yourself and get to know your neighbours when you first move in. As a newcomer it is important to be friendly and polite.
- Do not play loud music after 11.00pm. Have consideration for those people who may have to go to work or school each day very early. It is everybody's right to have an uninterrupted night's sleep.
- Do not shout or have loud conversations inside or outside your accommodation late at night. Excessive noise disturbance will wake the neighbours who probably have to get up early for work or school each day.
- Avoid excessive noise out in the street late at night such as loud conversations, shouting, revving of car engines, playing of stereos with car doors open, slamming doors loudly etc.
- Park with consideration for others and especially do not leave your vehicles in neighbours' drives, spaces or hard standings. Use your own car space and never obstruct a neighbour's drive.
- Do not intrude into your neighbour's garden or cause litter around their property. This also includes your friends and visitors.
- Do not allow your garden to overgrow. Make sure you are aware of any gardening responsibilities before you rent the property. Either you or the landlord should cut the grass regularly.
- On alternate weeks, place landfill rubbish in black plastic sacks inside your wheelie bin and remember to put it out on the correct day in the correct place for the Council to collect. Any rubbish that can be re-cycled should be placed in the clear sacks provided by the Council.
- Your wheelie bin needs to be brought back to your house the same day once it has been emptied. Do not leave rubbish in sacks outside the bin, as it will not be taken away.
- Never threaten any neighbour or cause an unnecessary argument that may lead to physical violence. Seek advice from the Students Union or Accommodation office if any serious disputes occur for advice on the best way of dealing with it.
- Do avoid arranging large scale parties at your house i.e. more than 10 people. Instead try and arrange any party somewhere else more suitable eg within university or other suitable licensed premises.