Do you know who your neighbours are?

Despite the fact that we live right next to them, our neighbours can often remain complete strangers to us. While it’s unlikely that they’ll ever become our best friends, it’s definitely worth developing and maintaining good relationships with them.

Little things can go a long way when it comes to keeping your neighbours happy – whether it be giving them a heads up when planning a party, or even making sure you’re putting your bins out correctly.

This term, look out for handy information packs that we’ll be sending you, full of advice and tips for living in a student household and keeping a good relationship with your neighbours. Packs will also include a card that you can post through their door with an optional message to introduce yourself.

We can’t choose our neighbours, but there’s plenty we can do to make sure we get along with them.

Remember that if you have any problems or concerns regarding a neighbour, you can get in touch with the Community Relations Team at You can also contact RUSU’s Advice Service by emailing