How to be a good neighbour

By ECollins 21 Jun 2016

Whether they're next door, across the hall or across the street, we all have neighbours. Uni might mean couple of late nights here and there, but you always need to be respectful.

So, take note from our fave on-screen characters to become the perfect neighbour...

  • Introduce yourself
    Go knock on their door and introduce yourself if you don't already know them.Television Wave animated GIF
  • Don't be a grump
    Greeting them with a frown and an hour long rant about your other neighbours, the uni, or your course is not going to help make friends...
    Film Vintage animated GIF 
  • Always greet them in a friendly manner
      - or at least like Penny, be tolerant...funny animated GIF  

  • But don't forget to knock. 
    Even if they're your best friends or you've known them years, don't just barge in. Respect their privacy, like Sheldon...
    funny animated GIF  
    (although knocking once is enough!)
  • Always ask if you want to borrow something 
    Just because they let you use their last egg once doesn't mean you should expect them to do it all the time, be polite and always ask first. 
    Friends Joey Tribbiani animated GIF
  • Stick to arrangements
    If you make plans to meet up with your neighbours, try not be late. Next time they might not let you in...
    Reaction Friends animated GIF

  • Be considerate
    You wouldn't want to be woken up at 3am by next door's conversation or Spotify playlist, so what makes you think someone else would?Family Seth Rogen animated GIF
  • Keep it down
    If your neighbours do ask you to keep it down, respect their wishes and keep it quiet. Quiet Ross Gellar animated GIF

Whether you're always spending time with them or have the odd disagreement, neighbours will always be just a knock away. Get to know them and it could be the start of a beautiful friendship...




ECollins is Residential Life Officer for Accommodation Services - foodie, book lover, campervan mad...well just mad in general.
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