Respecting others

Living closely with other people in University accommodation demands consideration and cooperation from everyone. Everyone has different habits, preferences and timetables, please consider other people.

  • Keep noise to a minimum – noise levels should never interfere with other people’s sleep, study or general comfort. Your neighbours could be students, elderly people or families. Please keep down any noise (whatever the source) to a reasonable level and reduce it immediately if someone asks you to.
  • Respect staff, residents and your neighbours. Don’t use other residents’ possessions without permission, respect other people’s privacy and don’t use foul and abusive language. Read the University’s policy on dignity and mutual respect for more information on what to do if you feel bullied, threatened or harassed. 
  • Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. If you have been sent an email stating that your room is a designated smoking area, you may smoke tobacco as long as the door is closed. You must ensure that University staff and any contractors visiting your room are not exposed to smoke when they enter, and you must open your window if requested to do so.
  • Keep your room tidy – we have a Leave Leeds Tidy scheme in place to ensure our students respect the community. If you are moving out, or just having a clear out, Leeds University Union’s charity shop accepts unwanted clothes or belongings. 
  • Do your share of cleaning in the communal areas. If the communal areas are not kept clean the warden or residence manager can issue a warning. If you have repeated warnings, you might end up having to pay for a contract cleaning company. Read cleaning section to find out about what is expected of you.
  • Request permission to throw parties. Contact your warden (or in some residences, your subwarden) and await approval before throwing a party.