Most of our students don’t cause problems in their communities. Unfortunately, some do, and some are suffering from their neighbours’ antisocial behaviours. Here’s how to reduce the risk of running into problems:
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. Campus Life Coordinators may intervene if noise levels lead to complaints.
What to do if you want to complain about your neighbours?
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 this does not solve the problem and you live in certain halls of residence, you can contact your Campus Life Coordinator.
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.