Introduce penalties for student flats in halls, which are repeatedly reported due to noise disturbances.

Anonymous submitted on

Monday 27th May 2019


Penalties should be introduced to provide an effective deterrent to halls flats which are repetitively reported for noise complaints. Students in halls shouldn't have to call security multiple times a night due to noise disturbances in the early hours of the morning, especially during exam season. By introducing some form of penalty - other than just being told to quieten down - the frequency of repeated offences may decrease. This would improve sleep health and overall university performance of students regularly impacted by inconsiderate neighbours. If not a continual scheme, it should at least be considered for implementation during exam seasons. 


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Students' Union replied on

Tuesday 29th Oct 2019 11:31am

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to put in a You Make Change submission.

I have passed your query on to the University Residences team and recieved the below response:

'We have a process for managing noise in halls.  The 24 hour team attend to a report of excessive noise and speak to those concerned.  The student or students concerned are advised that repeated issues will be passed onto the Residences Misconduct team.  If the noise is deemed inappropriate by the team and is repeated we have sanctions that we can apply through the Residences Misconduct process.  We review these processes and it may be suitable as a halls forum topic to gather some further feedback on our current processes.'

If you have any questions or want to discuss this further, please get in touch with me via

Kind regards,

Emily Harrison,

SUSU President, 2019/20


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    Friday 31st May 2019 1:06pm


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