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 partnership
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
- 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 Wellbeing 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Belfast City Council NI HMO Unit
4-10 Linenhall Street,
- Telephone: 028 9027 0414
- Email email@example.com
|Una Calvert||Community Relations Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44(0) 28 9536 5368|
Community Safety Wardens
|Oonagh McAlister||ResLife Manageremail@example.com|
- Causeway Coast & Glens: 028 27660257
- PSNI on 101 for out of hours.
|Clodagh Scott||ResLife Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||02870124664|