Accommodation - University of Leeds

Health & Safety


Christmas is approaching so let's get out the decorations! 

We're happy for you to get into the spirit of things and celebrate the festive season, but please do bear in mind that electric fairy lights are not permitted in University accommodation.

No electrical decorations are allowed as they can be very dangerous. Using them is a breach of your contractual terms and conditions. You should also make sure that none of your decorations block any doorways or fire exits!

LED lights and battery powered fairy lights are OK, but residence staff reserve the right to ask you to remove them if they think they are unsafe. We'll also inform you if we think your decorations are causing an obstruction. We don't want to spoil your fun but we need to make sure that you remain safe in our accommodation.

Please take a moment to watch the video below to see how quickly fairy lights can cause a fire:

  1. Maintenance Issues
  2. Electrical Appliances
  3. Gas Appliances
  4. Fire Safety
  5. Christmas