Health and safety

Shower/hair washing attachments

Please note that in the interests of your own health and safety, the use of shower/hair washing attachments (the type that can be purchased in chemists etc.) is strictly forbidden. Due to the size of the buildings, it is very difficult at all times, to control the pressure of water which in turn could lead to scalding. Any such attachments, if found, will be removed.


Please note that the tap water in most bedrooms is suitable for drinking water. Where it is not suitable it will be clearly marked.  If you are not sure, please check with Residence Staff.

Fire safety

Details of fire procedures can be found on your bedroom door. You should familiarise yourself with all the fire exits. Any tampering with fire safety equipment - including call points, extinguishers, fire blankets or fire exit signs - endangers the lives of your fellow residents and will be reported to the University authorities and lead to automatic expulsion from the residence and referral of the matter to the police. There will be at least two fire evacuation drills during the academic year, and everyone in the building must leave by the nearest safe exit. Whenever the fire alarm sounds you must leave the building immediately by the nearest safe exit. All rooms in the residence are fitted with smoke detectors.

Please click on the link below for our Fire safety video

Fire safety video