University of Nottingham first in UK to get ‘quieter’ accommodation accreditation

Lincoln Hall is the first university-owned student accommodation in the country to receive the ‘Quieter Halls’ badge

Student accommodation at the University of Nottingham has become the UK’s first officially accredited ‘quieter’ hall owned by a university.

The ‘Quieter Halls’ badge was created by student accommodation search engine, in partnership with GP and student wellness expert, Dr Dominique Thompson.

Its aim is to support students who are looking for more peaceful halls of residence, such as athletes who need a good sleep routine, those who wish to be an alcohol-free environment, or students seeking to avoid the traditional student ‘party’ environment.

To be awarded the ‘Quieter Hall’s accreditation, Lincoln Hall, located on University Park, had to meet a set of criteria, which include provisions around space, sound and general resident guidelines, as well as noise policies, quiet rooms and living areas, and a quiet location, for example away from the Student Union or busy roads.

Last year, private student accommodation in Edinburgh also won ‘Quieter Halls’ accreditation, but Lincoln Hall is the first university property in the UK to do so.

“We are lucky to have a very diverse student community with a wide range of needs and aspirations for their experience of university life, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming them back on to campus when it is safe for us to do so,” said Vikki Welch, head of accommodation at the University of Nottingham.

“We are delighted to have received this accreditation for Lincoln Hall at the heart of our University Park campus, which also features alcohol-free study and social areas, and enables us to cater for those students who prefer a quieter lifestyle while studying with us.”

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