Whether you are staying in halls, or you have ventured out to live in our local community, you have a responsibility to help us to maintain positive relationships with our neighbours and the wider community.
Sign the Liverpool Community Pledge
As part of our student induction and return to campus process you will be asked to take a ‘citizenship module’ which contains our Liverpool Community Pledge – a demonstration of our shared commitment to respectful and responsible citizenship. By signing the pledge, you are agreeing to play your part within #TeamLivUni and in the wider community to minimise transmission of the COVID-19 virus and to build strong and respectful communities.
Liverpool is a welcoming and vibrant city. We are sure you will enjoy getting out and exploring it, but make sure you do it safely and be mindful of the wider community you are a part of.
As part of #TeamLivUni we can work together with our neighbours to ensure Liverpool continues to be rated amongst the safest cities in the UK. You can find detailed advice and guidance on staying safe and protecting others on our Student Safety webpages.
Cities are home to diverse communities of people. This brings with it many benefits and the vast majority of our student community place a great deal of value on being able to experience this aspect of university life.
It is important, therefore, that we respect and protect this. Anti-social behaviour – whether it be noise, litter or inappropriate behaviour – can cause major issues for local residents, which in turn impact on your overall experience as a student in our city – one which you now call home.
Respecting your community
It’s great living with friends but please remember that houses or flats with multiple occupants can easily cause disturbance to neighbours. Consider that you may have a family with young children nearby, an elderly couple or people trying to work from home. Noise disturbance or anti-social behaviour can lead to a great deal of stress for those around you, so please try to think of others.
- Keep music, the TV volume and any other noise at a reasonable level at all times. If you like loud music, use headphones. Professional sound systems are definitely not suitable for use in a home.
- Be aware of your surroundings when walking through neighbourhoods at night. Loud voices can easily carry and cause disturbance to those around you
- Keep your property clean and don’t dump rubbish. Make sure you know when your bin collection day is so you can do your bit to keep your neighbourhood clean and tidy.
A great way to connect with your new neighbourhood is to seek out volunteering opportunities. It will give you the chance to integrate into your new community, meet new people and gain some valuable work experience which, in some cases, can be added to your Higher Education Achievement Report once you graduate. You can find opportunities via the Careers and Employability Service, through Liverpool Guild of Students, or simply by connecting with the relevant organisations in your area.
Remember that as a student you need to adhere to our Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline. You’ll also need to complete our mandatory citizenship module.
If you’re not familiar with the policy, make sure you take a look and read the document, as it outlines how we expect you to behave both on and off campus as a student at the University. It is important that you pay particular attention to Appendix I (PDF), which highlights what we consider to be non-academic misconduct.
If you experience problems within your local community, whether it be noise, COVID-19 breaches or other anti-social behaviour, you can report this by emailing us on email@example.com. You can also make use of the formal processes provided by Liverpool City Council. This process gives us the opportunity to work closely with our longstanding partners and ensure that all relevant incidents are investigated and dealt with appropriately.
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