We want our student housing to be a welcoming, comfortable and safe environment for students to enjoy all year round.
For this reason, there are some basic rules that apply to all students, residing in our centralised accommodation. Consistently breaking the rules here at The Outlook may result in you being asked to leave the residence. To avoid this happening, please read through the residence rules carefully. You can access our comprehensive handbook by following the link.
The following rules are to be adhered to:
- Fire alarms and smoke detectors
Fire protection is a legal requirement of any student accommodation. As a tenant, you are required to familiarise yourself of the relevant fire procedures, precautions, fire exits, the location of fire alarms and equipment. When a fire alarm sounds, it’s of paramount importance that everyone leaves the building immediately – regardless of the weather conditions and time of day.
Only when you smell or see signs of fire, should you activate the alarm and alert your fellow students. The smoke detectors, which are strategically placed throughout the premises, can save lives by warning us early, so please do not tamper with them.
- Fire equipment
It’s imperative that fire protection equipment is not tampered with or damaged; they are not toys – they are vital for saving lives should an emergency arise and should be treated as such. Penalties will be issued accordingly if the equipment is abused.
In fact, interfering with the fire safety equipment is a criminal offence, and anyone found doing so, may hve £100 deducted from their deposit and may also be asked to leave the residence.
- Removing a fire extinguisher from the wall and/or discharging it in a non-emergency situation.
- Deliberately activating a fire alarm in a non-emergency situation.
- Intentionally covering or interfering with a smoke alarm.Please familiarise yourself with our fire evacuation procedure, which is mounted on the back of your room door.
- Entry into the Building
In order to maintain the security and safety of all our students, we strictly prohibit residents from letting anyone they do not know into the building. All unaccompanied guests must wait for their friend, who resides at The Outlook, to come to the entrance and let them in.
Please do not let strangers enter the building and never let anyone you don’t recognise follow you into the premises, no matter how innocent they look. Should you be concerned, let a member of staff know as a matter of urgency.
We ask that our students take great care to shut the front door after them, upon entering and leaving the residence.
- Keys On arrival to The Outlook, you will be given your individual key and fob by a member of staff. The key is for locking your room door, and the fob is for gaining entry to the main building. You will need this fob during out of hours, when the main door is locked and on either the fifth or sixth floor, depending on where your room is located.
You are not allowed to give your key to any other person, including your friends. They key is for you and for you only – failure to comply with this rule may result in you being asked to leave the residence.
If you lose your key or your fob, please report it immediately to the one of the residence managers. Please note that you will have to pay for the cost of a replacement key, so we suggest putting it in a safe and secure place. Replacement costs are £10 for a key and £20 for a fob.