Settling into university life can be an exciting yet nervous time. You might be living away from home for the first time which can take a little while to adapt to. It might also mean that you’re living in an accommodation where you may not know anyone just yet.

We’ve listed below a few handy tips on how to be good neighbours to those around you, and which in turn, could help you make those long lasting friendships:

Introduce yourself to all those around you

To start off the year ahead, make sure you get to know your flatmates as well as those near you.

You’ll also be able to meet the other students across your site by attending one of our site events  –  keep an eye out on your emails and around your site for event updates!


Get involved in helping around the flat

Regardless of whether you like cleaning up around the flat or not, you’ll need to help your flatmates do this.

Why not try and create a cleaning rota so that you all know you’re getting a fair share of jobs and know when it’s your turn to get the hoover out?

Be mindful of others

We get it, you’re away from home and your usual life, so you decide to let loose a little bit.

Whether this is practising your favourite instrument, or you just prefer to blast loud music whilst getting ready to go out, remember that it might not be what your neighbours would like to hear. So just remember to be respectful of others during your stay.


We hope you enjoy your stay with us, and remember, get to know your neighbours as they could become your lifelong friends!