It is creeping up to that time of year again when getting your much needed sleep and study time is essential. However, for some it may not be as easy as it sounds. At the moment I am living with some boisterous students who make the most of the Erasmus nights that it is getting to a point where I have had to step in.
But let’s be clear, I am not being a fun sponge just because I would like a good night’s sleep before an 8 am lecture because I do too sometimes go out and inadvertently end up in a group within someone’s flat where we make a lot of noise that disrupts the students living there. What is essential in student life is communication and respect. If your housemates are keeping you up at night on a regular basis, speak to them and explain how you feel and perhaps they will listen and take what you have said into consideration.
Yet as I have grown to know this does not always work. In this circumstance do not be afraid to call your hall’s Residential Advisor (if you are living in the University of Leicester accommodation) as that is what they are there for. Whether it is exam period or not and you are being kept awake do not hesitate to call them, and if you are worried about people knowing you have called, they keep everyone anonymous in order to avoid confrontations. Likewise if calling them becomes a regular thing, it will be noted by the team and followed up.
However, it is also important to remember that living in a happy environment works both ways. Respect that your housemates may have to get up early in the morning and want a good night’s sleep, so if you are approached by either your flatmate or an RA be considerate and take what they have to say into consideration.