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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Im now in my fourth year at uni and have live in the same university accomodation all that time. Every year we have lived with other girls (all girls houses) but this year when me and my room mate went back its all boys and thats were the problems have begun

They party 3 or 4 nites a week sometimes all throughout the nite and they shout and scream outside my bedroom. only last nite someone whom is my housemates friend almost broke the lock on the front door by continually kicking at the door to get in and this was going on at 1.30 am and we have neighbours.

Its impossible to get any clean dishes or worktops in which to use to prepare and cook dinner, every nite when i make dinner every dish has to be washed before and after,

They steal so much of our food, my roommate and i have had over £50 worth of food stolen (that we have noticed)

We all share a common area were there is a tv but both myself and my roommate have been in there only once because its so dirty with dishes lying everywhere and food everywhere 2,

they smoke in the house even though the uni forbids it and the house stinks and personally i hate smoking.

they have managed to cover the walls with lines of dirt

Tonite a meeting has been called because of outsider complaints, looking for advice on how to handle this situation, do i speak up in front of everyone or just keep quiet?
Btw i do know who it is who is causing the trouble but no matter how much talking is done they wont change

Ok rant over!
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
You should speak out, sounds like you're living with a load of pigs. Good luck.
#2
i realli do feel as tho im livinh with animals its so filthy that i spend most of my time in my room or in the library bit boring lol
1 Like #3
Firstly, if it's Uni accommodation then you complain to the University Accommodation Office and get them kicked out of the flat! You have evidence that they are breaking no-smoking rules, them and their friends are causing criminal damage and you're getting complaints from other flats, this can be easily traced back to them moving in.

As for the meeting tonight it sounds like you've got to stand up and say that you're alongside those complaining, these guys just sound like a bunch of idiots and you don't owe them any loyalty. The last thing you want is the complaints being leveled at you in any way, but I really think you need to notify the University about everything that has been happening.

Good luck!
#4
im just slighty worried they will make living there even worse than it is now if i speak out
#5
The question you've got to ask yourself is are you prepared to either put up with their behaviour or move elsewhere? If neither of those are options then you have to get rid of them and you need to go through the official routes. They sound like they're making your life a misery already and you have to speak up, if enough people complain about them then the authorities have to do something about it. Sound it out with your fellow flatmates/neighbours and make them fully aware that you're as unhappy as they are and you need to present a united front. If those idiots start hassling you then tell the University you're going to involve the Police unless they're removed from the place!
1 Like #6
i've been there myself. sit them down and tell them that their attitude has got to change. if no improvement make a formal complaint to the uni under harrassment / bullying. They will have formal procedures for this Explain what has been happening and that your quality of life and studying is being affected, it would also be worth saying that you are considering dropping out of uni. They will send a harrassment officer round to speak with them and give them a formal warning. If after that they make any comments, threats or continue with their behavior they will be removed by uni staff and/or expelled from their studies too.

Don't get walked over and sort them out once and for all.
#7
cruffle
i've been there myself. sit them down and tell them that their attitude has got to change. if no improvement make a formal complaint to the uni under harrassment / bullying. They will have formal procedures for this Explain what has been happening and that your quality of life and studying is being affected, it would also be worth saying that you are considering dropping out of uni. They will send a harrassment officer round to speak with them and give them a formal warning. If after that they make any comments, threats or continue with their behavior they will be removed by uni staff and/or expelled from their studies too.

Don't get walked over and sort them out once and for all.


bjmcghee
The question you've got to ask yourself is are you prepared to either put up with their behaviour or move elsewhere? If neither of those are options then you have to get rid of them and you need to go through the official routes. They sound like they're making your life a misery already and you have to speak up, if enough people complain about them then the authorities have to do something about it. Sound it out with your fellow flatmates/neighbours and make them fully aware that you're as unhappy as they are and you need to present a united front. If those idiots start hassling you then tell the University you're going to involve the Police unless they're removed from the place!


Tonite the community warden is coming round for a house meeting not that it will be any good we've already tried that. Im not moving because i have lived there all my uni days and dont want to move. I just wish they would tidy and stop partying :x
1 Like #8
Are they first years or something? Cause if they are in the same year as you they need to grow up a bit lol. In my first year of uni i partyed a bit but after that its time to study etc. Just speak out i guess, maybe they will reason. You've already got the evidence of the smoking against them so just use that to your advantage lol. Good Luck!!
#9
the worst offender is a first year the others are older so i guess 2nd year.

i partied a bit in 1st year but like not to the extend of keeping my housemates up.

What annoys me the most is the check i got one morning at 5am for askin them to turn the music down politely may i add
banned#10
what uni?
#11
queens belfast
1 Like #12
Similar here but nowhere as bad, used to live in a place with male and female floors, now the girls were as badbut they were on the male floor a lot and the parties were there.

At my new place they have a habit of kicking a football about in the main hallway,or pushing friends round fast in a stolen trolley which slams against doors, or shout a lot(male and female) till after 1am.

Still so far its not later than that.
1 Like #13
I'd Stand up and get them kicked out. If one is a first year, then you being a fourth should be able to put them in there place. Dont take any **** from them. Good Luck
1 Like #14
Is it right to assume that you've spoken to these guys in the cold light of day about how they're ruining your life and how you're staying in the library so much because life is awful in the accommodation?
Just seems to me that you don't know much about them so perhaps it's best to start off really friendly and build bridges - they may even respond even if they are young twerps - they may have nice sides to them. Try to get an agreement on bed-time etc and use the presence of the warden to take the chance to get your points over. Seems to me that you'd worry yourself away if you went in all guns blazing.
Good luck.
#15
Speak to the Accomodation Officer - tell him/her what is happening (constant noise/smoking/etc) & state that if nothing is done to sort it out then you will write to the VC to complain. Say that you also want a record of action that they have taken to resolve the problems, that way they will have to do more than just talk to the offenders.

You do not have to put up with rowdy behaviour, nor with rule-breakers (I know, my son got a 'final warning' just weeks into his first year!!).
#16
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chesso
Is it right to assume that you've spoken to these guys in the cold light of day about how they're ruining your life and how you're staying in the library so much because life is awful in the accommodation?
Just seems to me that you don't know much about them so perhaps it's best to start off really friendly and build bridges - they may even respond even if they are young twerps - they may have nice sides to them. Try to get an agreement on bed-time etc and use the presence of the warden to take the chance to get your points over. Seems to me that you'd worry yourself away if you went in all guns blazing.
Good luck.


i have sat down with these guys and also talked to many of them during the day and everytime its the same thing oh sorry i wont do it again and 2 days later..wel ya get the point.

Had a meeting with the uni tonite as a house and it turns out were all getting charged for damages and other things, like how unfair considering i spend my time in my room for fear on contracting something!
#17
cis_groupie
Speak to the Accomodation Officer - tell him/her what is happening (constant noise/smoking/etc) & state that if nothing is done to sort it out then you will write to the VC to complain. Say that you also want a record of action that they have taken to resolve the problems, that way they will have to do more than just talk to the offenders.

You do not have to put up with rowdy behaviour, nor with rule-breakers (I know, my son got a 'final warning' just weeks into his first year!!).


2moro im going to see the community accomdation officer with a list of complaints and if no proper action is taken my father is taking it future, i may also be moving out cos its worse than hell :x
#18
It looks like you've played it straight and got no where, so I would agree with your next 2/3 strategies - officer, dad and out. I would get cracking on the 'out' as soon as poss. if it's your 4th and presumably final year. Stressful enough without all that's going on in the accommodation. I would get dad on the bit about payment for damages first - how feather-spitting furious you must be about that!! Hope things pick up soon.:friends:
#19
tomorrow im going to start the process for moving out.

Im lucky my dad happens to be well conected in the legal profession so he's going to speak to them bout these charges and also bout the fact my life is hell at the min.

Tomorrows meeting should be fun.

Wel must go am away to hide in my bedroom again. ggood job i got a wii yesterday for company tonite. Revision is done for tonite so wii time :)

thank you everyone who has given advice. rep will be left when im next on
#20
Batter Them All Like A Fish!
#21
revenge is the only way.
#22
FFS now the ones at mine have set off the foam fire extinguisher chasing each other around as they are drunk(girls too) and pushing each other down hall in trolley and smashing it into walls and kicking football about.

Not a great first impression for those Hollyoaks wannabes
#23
ryouga
FFS now the ones at mine have set off the foam fire extinguisher chasing each other around as they are drunk(girls too) and pushing each other down hall in trolley and smashing it into walls and kicking football about.

Not a great first impression for those Hollyoaks wannabes


dont ya just hate uni accomodation :whistling:

i tell ya girls can just be as bad cos when one of the guys i live witgh has a party his girlfriend runs up and down past my room screaming :x

just seen the time of your post they start early in chester
#24
it turns out were all getting charged for damages and other things


If you can give the uni reasonable proof that the damage was not caused by you then they won't charge you (e.g. you were away from the uni when the damage happened, you were in a lecture at the time, you were down town with mates who will back up your story etc)
#25
i wish i could show this but i dont no when the damage was caused :(
#26
allstar2
dont ya just hate uni accomodation :whistling:

i tell ya girls can just be as bad cos when one of the guys i live witgh has a party his girlfriend runs up and down past my room screaming :x

just seen the time of your post they start early in chester


Yeah they were drinking in their rooms then took a table and loads of chairs from common room and put them in hall, when I went out around midnight just after they went out I saw about 5 or 6 empty vodka bottles,about 20 empty cans and loads of bottles of shot drinks.

It's been fine since I think its on the student nights down town they drink as its been peaceful today.

Apart from some girls from upstairs put a table in hall again with a laptop watching it and doing exercises, I didnt mind in a way as they were allo gorgeous lol.

I will be happy when the side entrance is fixed as then people dont have to use the front door which is next to my room.

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