Community Living

Being a Good Neighbour

Being a Good Neighbour

Illustration of student putting recyclable rubbish into a recycling bin

Even in our ‘new normal’, Newcastle is an amazing place to live and study, but living out of halls comes with extra responsibilities.

Although your university years are an exciting time, it’s important to think about the people living around you. This has never been the case more so than right now. Many of your neighbours may have been affected by, and are worried about, COVID-19. Developing a respect for each other is a great step in having the best living situation in your community.

To be a good neighbour you could:

  • Swap numbers with your neighbours when you move in
  • Avoid bringing your car, unless it is absolutely essential
  • Keep the areas of your property that are visible to neighbours clean
  • Make sure you familiarise yourself with national and local lockdown laws and guidance relating to Covid19
  • If you do receive a complaint from your neighbour, try to resolve it
  • Remember your neighbours may be shielding, working from home or have small children and so please be considerate of them

Best Neighbour on Campus

Are you a student household making a real difference to your neighbourhood? Are you engaging with your community, supporting other residents, and helping to make a difference?

We’re looking for student households that are the Best Neighbours On Campus. Each month our judging panel, including local resident associations, will choose the Best Neighbour On Campus from all the nominations we receive. 

The winning household will receive up to £1,000 to help with living costs. Find out more about Best Neighbour On Campus.