Respecting others in halls

Posted 1 month ago

Living with people who have different habits and preferences

Living closely with other people in University accommodation requires consideration and cooperation from everyone. 

You’ll be living with people who may have different habits, preferences and schedules, so it is important to be considerate and respectful of everyone in your accommodation and the surrounding local area. 

Happy flat agreement

To help you and your flatmates come together and get to know each other, you’ll find a 'happy flat' poster in your kitchen when you arrive. This includes space for you to share your birthdays so you'll know when to celebrate, make a Leeds bucket list to complete together, and also a kitchen agreement. 

Filling out the kitchen agreement together can help set healthy boundaries and rules in your flat so that everyone is aware of these expectations and can act accordingly. It can also help prevent any unnecessary arguments in your flat, making sure you have a happy flat!

Noise in halls

Noise levels should never interfere with other people’s sleep, study or general comfort. Although only students live in your building, there may be elderly people or families living in the surrounding areas, and its important to be considerate of everyone. 

Please keep any noise (whatever the source) to a reasonable level and reduce it immediately if someone asks you to. 

We have quiet hours in halls from 11 pm to 8 am every day, during which no noise should be heard outside your room. During the exam periods in January and May, this extends to 24 hours a day.


If you wish to host a small party or gathering in University accommodation you will need to complete a party request form and email this to your Residence Life Warden. You should wait for approval before you start inviting people.

You should also make sure that you have spoken to all of your flatmates about having a gathering, and that they are happy for you to do so. You should continue to be considerate of others living at your accommodation and mindful of noise, even if your party is approved.