Students in the community: Being a good neighbour

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We all have a responsibility to help maintain positive relationships with our local community.

If you have recently, or are planning to move out into the local community from our halls of residence there are some key things to remember.

Over the next two weeks we are going to be sharing some tips and ideas from our Halls Wardens and staff at Liverpool City Council to help you get off to a good start in your new neighbourhood.

First up is Lauren from Liverpool City Council:

Top tips

  • Introduce yourself to your new neighbours when you move in – it’s always nice to say hello!
  • Remember that houses or flats with multiple occupants can easily cause disturbance to neighbours. You are likely to have neighbours including families with young children, the elderly or key workers. Noise disturbance or anti-social behaviour can lead to a great deal of stress for those around you, so please try to think of others when planning any get-togethers, whether big or small.
  • How late is reasonable? Most people agree that 11pm is a suitable time to make sure noise levels are low so you are not disturbing the sleep of those around you.
  • Professional sound systems are not suitable for use in a house party. If you want to enjoy a club feel, go to a club with a music licence!
  • Be aware of your surroundings when walking through neighbourhoods at night, especially if you are leaving a party. Loud voices can easily carry and cause disturbance to those around you.
  • Keep your property clean and don’t dump rubbish. Make sure you know when your bin collection day is so you can do your bit to keep your neighbourhood clean and tidy

Remember that as a student you need to adhere to our Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline.

If you’re not familiar with the policy, make sure you take a look and read the document, as it outlines how we expect you to behave both on and off campus as a student at the University. It is important that you pay particular attention to Appendix I, which highlights what we consider to be non-academic misconduct.

Enjoy the summer months and please be mindful of others in our community who want to do the same.