Rules of conduct

Rules of conduct

Accommodation levels

Members of the opposite gender are not permitted on any accommodation levels other those levels allocated to that particular gender.

Students are encouraged to meet friends of the opposite gender in the common spaces provided on level one of the Residential Centre, including the study rooms, recreation room and the external courtyard, or alternatively other recreational space provided on campus.

Only registered occupants of an accommodation level are permitted to gather on that particular floor. Residents from other accommodation floors are not permitted on accommodation floors above or below their own. All residents of the Residential Centre are encouraged to gather in the recreation room on level one.

Alcohol

Students are not permitted to consume alcohol within apartments or common areas of the Residential Centre, including kitchens, the recreation room and external courtyard.

Sleep Out or Late Return

In the interests of your safety and security, if you intend to return to the Residential Centre after 10pm (2200hrs), please inform our duty staff of the time you plan to return and provide a contact number which you wish us to contact in case of an emergency.

Students who are temporarily vacating the Residential Centre overnight or for a short period of time, to visit friends off campus, return home for the weekend or go on a holiday are required to complete a temporary absence registration form, providing the University with the dates of their intended absence and a contact number.

Under these circumstances, students will not be deemed in breach of curfew unless they fail to return on the intended date and or fail to advise staff accordingly.

Furniture

The Residential Centre offers fully furnished and equipped apartments, designed to meet the specific needs of students. In the interest of minimising damage to the units and maintain consistency of the accommodation offered throughout the building strict rules apply to the introduction or swapping of furniture items within the unit.

Furniture and fixtures may not be swapped or transferred between accommodation units under any circumstances. No fixture or supplied furniture item can be removed from a unit. The following additional items may be introduced to the apartments by students:

  • Television
  • Clothes horse
  • Standing lamp

The following items may not be introduced to the apartments by students:

  • Mattress
  • Dining table or dining chairs
  • Washing machine or clothes dryer
  • Cupboard or drawers
  • Ironing board or iron
  • Kettle or rice cooker
  • Microwave oven
  • Portable gas cooker
  • Refrigerator or freezer

Noise

Every student living in the Residential Centre is entitled to reside in a peaceful manner and free from distraction. Students are encourage to contact the reception desk at any time should their individual comfort be disturbed by the behaviour or level of noise caused by other students in their allocated unit or those in neighbouring units on, above or below their floor.

Staff are authorised to investigate any concern raised and will ensure that the matter is addressed discreetly at all times.

Parties

Parties of any of kind are strictly prohibited within the Residential Centre. Only registered occupants of an accommodation level are permitted to gather on that particular floor.

Students are not permitted to have more than one additional person for each registered occupant in their allocated unit at any time. For example: Single unit requires there be no more than two people in the unit at anytime. Five bedroom units require that there be no more than ten people in the unit at any time.

Residents from other accommodation floors are not permitted on accommodation floors above or below their own. All residents of the Residential Centre are encouraged to gather in the recreation room on level one.

Students are encouraged to have quiet gatherings in kitchens or the reading room on accommodation levels or in the recreation room or external courtyard on level one or in other areas of the campus, with consideration for the peaceful comfort of others at all times.

Pets

Pets (including fish) are strictly prohibited within the Residential Centre at all times.

Room moving

Requests for room moves are generally not encouraged within the Residential Centre.

Staff undertake a extensive assessment of each students accommodation application profile in a bid to ensure that "like minded" students are allocated together in multishare environments and the post arrival inspection process provides an opportunity for staff and registered occupants to discuss any issues with room allocation early in the life of the student tenancy alleviating a genuine reason for requesting a room move later in the term.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in units or in all internal common area spaces within the Residential Centre. Students are permitted to smoke in the external courtyard outside the recreation room on level one.

Valuable personal items

Valuable personal items should be kept in the safety deposit box installed in the wardrobe in your bedroom at all times.

The University does not accept liability or responsibility for the loss, theft or damage of any personal items kept in bedrooms, bathroom, accommodation units and the common area spaces of the Residential Centre

Visitors

Students are permitted to invite a maximum of two visitors into the Residential Centre at any time. All visitors are required to be signed in to the Visitors book at the main reception desk by a registered occupant of the Residential Centre, who is then responsible for the behaviour of each visitor and must ensure that they comply with the rules as stated in this handbook whilst enjoying the facilities available within the Residential Centre.

Visitor access is restricted to level one, including the recreation room and external courtyard. All visitors must be signed out of the Visitors book by the registered occupant upon departure. Visitors are required to vacate the premises in line with curfew times and will not be permitted in the facility before 7am (0700hrs). Inviting visitors up onto the accommodation levels or into apartments is strictly prohibited as are overnight stays. Any student found in breach of this rule will face immediate eviction from the facility.

Only registered occupants of an accommodation level are permitted to gather on that particular floor. Residents from other accommodation floors are not permitted on accommodation floors above or below their own. All residents of the Residential Centre are encouraged to gather in the recreation room on level one.

All students are encouraged to report visitors who are found to be in unauthorised areas by contacting the reception desk. Residential Centre management reserves the right to remove visitors from the building at any time.