We want you to make your room a home from home. However, we ask that you refrain from bringing some items with you, to ensure your safety and that of your fellow residents.Prohibited items include candles, tea lights and incense sticks. Door hangers may violate fire safety regulations, and are therefore banned.
The following electrical items are also prohibited; electrical toasters, hotplates, kettles (apart from a travel), microwaves, cookers (or any cooking appliance or food preparation item), irons, extension leads (unless it is fused), decorative lights (LED lights are permitted), electrical under-blankets, lava lamps and heaters.
Please note that food cannot be prepared in study rooms. Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is permitted in designated smoking areas outdoors but is strictly forbidden inside all University buildings. While having barbecues within the universities beautiful grounds may seem like a harmless pursuit, barbeques present a significant risk of fire, damage to land and a potential threat to wildlife. Therefore, barbeques are not permitted anywhere within university grounds, including halls of residence, unless part of a centrally organised event where appropriate approval has been obtained.
The possession, use or discharge of any weapon, explosive or detonator. The use (or storage) of fireworks, similar pyrotechnics, or the release of sky lanterns on University grounds or within University residences is forbidden unless part of a centrally organised event where appropriate permission has been obtained.
We may remove any of the items listed above or anything else which is a hazard. Further regulations on weapons and hazardous items can be found in the University’s Code of Discipline.