Students as good neighbours
The start of the academic year is exciting and there can be a lot to do and organise when you move off campus. Taking time to consider a few things with your housemates may help avoid problems later on and help you have a great time and a successful year.
Remember: you are living in a community, which will not all be students, so their lives might have a different timetable and routine.
- Choose a day that is least likely to cause a problem to your neighbours
- Tell your neighbours that you are having a party and tell them what time you expect it to start/finish
- Large house parties can get out of hand or cause conflict with non-student neighbours, if you think there is a risk of either of these things happening, think about holding it in an alternative venue
- Think about the risks of holding a party with your housemates
- How will you control the numbers
- How many people can you safely fit into your accommodation
- How will you keep control of the party – you are responsible for any damage that is caused by visitors
- Agree which rooms visitors can go into and where valuables and electronics are going to be put for safe keeping – accidents happen and things can get stolen
- How will you keep noise to reasonable levels both in the party and as people are leaving
Be part of the community, use local shops, get involved in local projects, show the community around you that students do care about their communities and are good neighbours.
The SU and Warwick Volunteers are always looking for local projects to get involved with. If you think of a project that would benefit your local area, that is not already being done by other community organisations, why not let the SU or Warwick Volunteers know?