November 5, 2014, by offcampus

Love Where You Live: Good Neighbours

Did you know that university students make up only about 12.5% of Nottingham’s population? Lots of our neighbours are elderly, have to be up early for work or have young families.

That’s why it’s really important to be a considerate neighbour when you move out of halls and into the community. Even if there are lots of students living on your street, there will still be people with all kinds of lifestyles that you should be sensitive to.

We’re only a few weeks into the academic year, and following these simple tips will help to make sure that you have a great time living in the community in Nottingham – and that your neighbours enjoy your company too!

Say hello. Avoid a year of awkward nods by taking the time to introduce yourself to your neighbours and learn their names

Having a party? Aim for a Friday or Saturday and make sure you let your neighbours (students and non-students) know well in advance and agree a mutually acceptable finish time.

Turn down the bass. You’ve probably got great taste in music but it won’t be to everyone’s liking. Shut the windows and doors and turn down the bass so you’re not sharing it with the whole street.

Remember – everybody needs good neighbours.

It’s also worth being aware of the new legislation that has recently come in to deal with anti-social behaviour – find out more in our blog entry.

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