Love your community
Students are, and can continue to be, the best ambassadors for the University by simply thinking of those around them.
We hope you have a fantastic time living and studying in Nottingham, but please make sure your neighbours appreciate your company.
Find out how you can contribute to your local area through our community campaigns.
Respect your community
Please recognise your responsibility to respect the community. When complaints are recieved noise, litter and anti-social behaviour are often the cause.
The University investigates complaints very seriously and takes the appropriate action. This can be avoided by following our top tips and the statement you signed at your registration:
I also acknowledge that I have responsibilities to the communities of Nottingham in which I am temporarily resident and undertake to act with consideration and respect for the welfare and interests of members of the wider community and my fellow students.
Top tips on living in the community
Introduce yourself to your neighbours and take an interest and a pride in where you live
Let your neighbours know if you’re planning a
party and agree an acceptable time for it to end
When calling a taxi, ask the driver not to sound
their horn when arriving at your house
Cyclists should stick to the roads or to the designated cycle lanes
Put your bins out for collection and bring them in afterwards - you risk an £80 fine if you don't
Don't leave rubbish in the garden or outside your
For more information on where you live, please read the Lenton guide or the Beeston guide.
Don't be a noisy neighbour
There are over 30,000 students at The University of Nottingham. If every student were to have a party this year it might sound like a lot of fun, but it would be a nightmare for local residents who have a family, are elderly or have to get up early for work.
If you are organising a party also consider other students who may have early lectures or are studying for exams. We are not suggesting you can’t have the occasional party but to maintain good relations with your neighbours, consider the tips below.
Noise reduction tips
Neighbours complaining - if you receive a complaint take it seriously and act on it
Over the weekend - try to hold any parties on Friday or Saturday so that you don't keep your neighbours up on a work night
Inform all your neighbours (not just the immediate ones) at least 24 hours before having a party and give them a contact number to ring if they have any problems
Stereos and televisions need to placed away from your neighbours walls, keep the bass down and close all windows and doors in summer. If the party starts outside move inside at a reasonable time
Entering and exiting your property is your responsibility, ask your guests to be quiet, if using taxis, ask them to use the callback feature rather than sounding their horn.
This 24-hour helpline offers students and local residents the opportunity to let the University know about any issues of concern you have. Please leave a message about anything from noisy neighbours to uncollected rubbish.
Messages are dealt with promptly, but this is not an emergency helpline.
The Students' Union offers plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in volunteering in the local community. The Student Volunteer Centre and Karnival have something for everyone and you can give as much or as little time as you want.
Travelling in Nottingham
There are many ways of getting around Nottingham, whether you choose to take the bus or tram or use your own car or bike.
If you decide to use a taxi, please follow the City Council advice and only use a licenced driver.
For more information on the safe way to use taxis in Nottingham, please ring: