September 15, 2016, by Kirsty McKeown
Welcome to your new home and community!
Welcome back to Nottingham!
Now that Autumn term is just around the corner, we know that many returning students will be in the process of moving back to Nottingham. Read on if you are making that unforgettable step of moving out of halls into your first student house and becoming part of the local community….
To welcome you back we have prepared some hints and tips to help you settle in to your new home. Have a look at our Greeting Card for our handy checklist to help your move go smoothly.
Part of our role is to give students advice on being good neighbours in the community. You are our ambassadors! Our top tips to ensure community cohesion are below:
Introductions- Why not introduce yourself to your neighbour? Saying hello at the beginning of term can make a real difference.
Bins- Find out when your bin collection day is and sign up for text reminders. Keeping your bins tidy will keep your neighbours happy. It sounds simple but it really is true!
Noise- Think about your neighbours and how their lifestyle may differ from yours. If you have a party please remember to let your neighbours know, keep the windows and doors shut and keep the noise to a reasonable level. When you go out in the city centre, and return from nights out in the early hours of the morning this can often be the time when we get calls about loud noise in the streets, particularly in Lenton. Please keep noise down when you are travelling to and from town. Your neighbours will probably be going to bed earlier than you; many will have children or will be getting up early to go to work.
Date for your Diary
Mark 6th October in your diary. We would like to invite you to our Moving In Moving On event in Portland Atrium running between 12pm and 3pm. We have a wide range of agencies coming along to give advice/answer questions on everything you need to know about living in the community. We will also be running a competition for one attendee to win a £100 Amazon voucher!
Keep in touch:
Sign up for our off-campus blogs http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/offcampus/ and comment to let us know your views. Why not follow @UoN_Off_Campus on Twitter for up to date community information and advice? More information on living in the community and being a good neighbour can also be found on: nottingham.ac.uk/yourcommunity
Good luck for your move and welcome back!