Most USW students get on well with the communities they become part of while here. Issues between students and more permanent local residents are rare, but unfortunately do sometimes happen. This page has some suggestions to reduce the risk of problems.
Due to the current restrictions, some of the information on this page may not apply exactly as it is written right now but now more than ever it is important to be considerate of your neighbours and respect the community you live in.
People around you will have different lifestyles. Young families, elderly people, people doing 9-5 jobs, students on other courses – they all have different schedules.
If you are living with other students, you still cannot assume they have the same tolerance for noise as you do, or that they are following the same study / free time pattern. Excessive noise levels in halls are taken seriously.
Resolving neighbour disputes can be stressful. The best way to address a problem is to talk to the people directly in a polite manner. Hopefully, they will take all reasonable steps to resolve the issue. The same would be expected of you, should a neighbour contact you.
If you don’t live in halls and matters don’t resolve easily, visit your council’s website to find out who can solve community problems for you.