Community Relations


Northern Ireland is probably one of the best places in the UK and Ireland to be a student – the Community Relations team at Ulster University play an important part in making it so.

Ulster University employs a full-time Community Relations Officer who works with resident groups and various agencies including Councils, The Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive etc. in developing relationships between students and other community stakeholders across Northern Ireland.

The Community Relations Officer's role also involves a programme of work to raise awareness among students and to develop relationships between students and residents.

Working in partnerships

‌Community Relations work in partnership with various stakeholders such as resident groups including:

  • Belfast Holyland Regeneration Association
  • Stranmillis Residents' Association
  • Belfast City Council
  • The Police Service Northern Ireland
  • UUSU
  • Queen's University of Belfast

Student Advice and Safety

All Ulster University students are representatives of the University both on and off campus and they carry the good name and reputation of the University wherever they go.

Delivering services to support students health and wellbeing including mental health advice and counselling, support and funding for disability and medical conditions, and advice on money matters.

Student Support delivers services to support students health and wellbeing including mental health advice and counselling, support and funding for disability and medical conditions, and advice on money matters.

Student Safety

Student Advice

SafeZone App

Ulster University has teamed up with technology firm CriticalArc to provide SafeZone, a free new app for students and staff that connects you to the University security team if you ever need urgent help, first aid or if you have an emergency while on campus.

Get the Safe Zone App


Living Off Campus

Living away from home can be a challenging and exciting time.

We hope that whether you are living on your own or with friends the experience will enhance your life.

Make the most of university life - for the right reasons

University is your passport to a rewarding career and we want to help you fulfil your ambitions.

  • Be a good neighbour
    • Look out for each other
    • Respect your neighbours, be considerate as they may appreciate different lifestyles to yourself
    • Don’t leave rubbish in the garden or outside the property
    • Keep noise to a minimum and let your neighbours know if you are planning to have a party
  • Don’t gamble with your future!

    Remember - on-street drinking or anti-social behaviour could result a fine or criminal conviction.

    This could:

    • Reduce employment prospects
    • Affect professional accreditation for specific careers
    • Restrict travelling abroad
    • Impact on both your reputation and the University’s
  • Be conscious of your personal safety

    Students can be vulnerable to crime so Ulster University works closely with the Police Service of Northern Ireland and local councils to help keep you safe and reduce assaults, thefts and domestic burglaries.

    General safety tips:

    • Close all windows
    • Lock doors when you go out or are in the house alone
    • Don’t leave valuables in view
    • Stay away from deserted roads and paths. Keep to well lit areas
    • Walk in the middle of the pavement
    • Make sure your mobile is charged/has credit
    • Ensure you have change for a payphone
    • If strangers come to the door ask for ID
  • Be fire safe

    Before moving into your house:

    • Ensure fire safety equipment is properly installed and is in working order, particularly smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
    • Know where the fire exits are and keep them clear at all times

    Remember, misuse of fire safety equipment puts people’s lives at risk.

Download the Moving In - Student Welfare and Safety Advice PDF


Belfast Campus - report an incident

Information for Residents and Students

To report an incident of antisocial behaviour (this includes excessive noise), in the first instance you should report it to the Belfast City Council Noise Team on 028 9037 3006 (Night-time Noise team operate from 20:00hrs – 04:00hrs) or the Police on 101.

Also report incidents to Northern Ireland Houses in Multiple Occupation Unit (HMO) who are the responsible authority for HMOs in Northern Ireland (028 9027 0414)

If you suspect students live in the property, you should also report this to both Ulster University and Queen’s University of Belfast.

All complaints of student misconduct reported to Ulster University are taken seriously and will be fully investigated.  Ulster University liaise with Belfast City Council and PSNI on reported incidents of alleged anti-social behaviour.

Please provide as much detail as possible, including the date and time of incident, the impact this has had on you. Please include which authority/agency you have contacted regarding the incident.

Privacy Notice

Ulster University Complaints Privacy Notice

Belfast City Council Noise Team

Belfast City Council Noise Hotline

Night Time Noise team operate from 20:00hrs - 04:00hrs

Telephone: 028 9037 3006

Email: envhealth@belfastcity.gov.uk

Belfast City Council NI HMO Unit

4-10 Linenhall Street,
Belfast,
BT2 8BP.

Telephone: 028 9027 0414

Email nihmo@belfastcity.gov.uk


Contact

Ulster University employs a full-time Community Relations Officer who works with resident groups and various agencies including Councils, The Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive etc. in developing relationships between students and other community stakeholders across Northern Ireland.