Living in the community

For many of you, being a student at NTU also means being a member of the wider community in Nottingham.

On this page, you’ll find information, advice, tips and support on being a responsible member of that community during your time here at Trent.

 

Housing

When it comes to housing, knowing who to turn to if you have any problems or concerns isn’t always easy.

 

First and foremost, it is important to know that your landlord is responsible for the safety, maintenance and upkeep of your property. They should be your first point of contact for any queries of this kind.

 

Nottingham City Council also have a dedicated Safer Housing team who can help with any issues you may be having with your property and landlord. To find out more click here.

 

TIP: If you’re going home over the holidays, let your landlord know of any major issues you’re having with your house at the end of term, this way they can have it sorted by the time you return.

If you have any questions about housing issues, you can always talk to our Information & Advice Service.

 

Waste Management

It is your responsibility to make sure that your rubbish is disposed of responsibly. If you don’t you could face hefty fines.

 

The City Council provide a ‘Love Your Bin’ text service that helps you keep on top of your waste. Once subscribed, you’ll get weekly texts reminding you to put the bins out. Click here to register.

 

Safety

Keeping safe is vital to making the most of your time here at NTU and, whether it’s on a night out or by protecting your home, there are steps you can take to ensure you’re not putting yourself at risk.

 

Did you know?

Brits make 165 million trips to bars, pubs and clubs in December alone.

 

Thanks to NTU’s partnership with Nottingham Community Protection and Nottinghamshire Police, yours can be safe ones! They’ve teamed up to keep an eye out for you on the busiest nights out (Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) so be sure to say hello when you see them.

 

TIP: If you think you need help from the police but don’t class the situation as an emergency, you can call 101. Through this number you’ll find advice on everything from dealing with anti-social behaviour to health concerns. 

 

Behaviour

Whilst there are various measures in place to ensure your safety in the community, you’re also expected to behave in a certain way to ensure the safety of others.

 

The Student Code of Behaviour outlines the expectations of NTU students and respect, equality and the treatment of University staff are just some of the topics it covers. Breaching the code could have disastrous consequences for your university experience so it’s advisable to familiarise yourself with it here.

 

The city also has a PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) in place. Any persistent behaviour that is considered to affect the quality of life in the community is deemed unacceptable under this order and could result in Community Protection Sanctions being forced against you.

 

Respect & Consent

 

NTSU & NTU work together no our Respect & Consent campaign to ensure that students treat each other with mutual respect and are also informed as to how to handle disrespectful behaviour should they either be subject or witness to it. Click here to find out more.

 

For more information or advice on any of the above, contact NTSU’s Information and Advice Service on 0115 8486260.