Gurjeet Nanrah, Nottingham Post Community Reporter wrote on Thursday 9 July 2020 ...

The new university halls in Nottingham where students must be quiet overnight

'It’s important that universities and accommodation providers should be working closely to develop their offerings'

Lincoln Hall on the University of Nottingham's University Park campus is the UK's first ever university-run 'Quieter Halls'.

The UK's first ever university-run 'Quieter Halls' is coming to Nottingham and will house students in an environment where they cannot make "avoidable noise" from 9pm to 8am.

Lincoln Hall on the University of Nottingham's University Park campus will also have alcohol-free social areas and aims to accommodate student athletes who "focus on their sleep", those with a focus on wellbeing, and those who prefer not to live near the hustle and bustle of partying students.

Quieter Halls is an initiative started by the search engine '' to consider the 'changing' and 'diverse' needs of students.

Students are expected to respect and self-regulate themselves in adhering to the quiet living guidelines of the hall, which also includes restrictions on visitors and a 24/7 security team to deal with noise disturbances.

Vikki Welch, head of accommodation at the University of Nottingham, said: "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.

"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."

While there are currently no plans to get other accommodation in Nottingham city centre accredited as Quieter Halls, this has begun to happen with off-campus accommodation elsewhere in the UK.

Lincoln Hall became the first university property in the UK to be officially accredited to adhere to the requirements in July 2020, following the private student accommodation 'Student Castle' in Edinburgh.

Dan Roberts, managing director and founder of, said: “As a ‘blended’ approach to learning is set to become a bigger feature of the university experience following the recent health crisis, we can expect to see more student accommodation providers searching for alternative options to cater to changing students’ priorities.

"With predictions of freshers' week being virtual, and the introduction of 'student bubbles', it’s clear that student accommodation will be more essential than ever.

Lincoln Hall is available to be requested by students with a confirmed place at the University of Nottingham for the next academic year. developed Quieter Halls in partnership with leading GP and student wellness expert, Dr Dominique Thompson.

Nottingham Post Comments:

Nottingham University is trumpeting another first! I am sure every resident who has found themslves on the verge of a breakdown as a result of having to put up with the so nicely out hustle and bustle of partying students year in and year out will be absolutely delighted by this information. No, not delighted. Sickened. Angered. Full of disgust. The arrogance and ignorance of its students is only matched by that of the university itself. Wellbeing of residents? What a stupid idea!


An idea not in the slightest attractive to Nottingham University would be to designate Lenton as quiet student accommodation and the campus halls for the partying types intent on a vibrant student experience. Without the need for 24/7 security Lenton’s permanent residents could guarantee students peace and quiet. I fear the university prefers its noisy students to decamp to Lenton and leave the campus in peace.

[Alan Lemon]

Maybe all the people living in Lenton who would like some sleep could sign up to live here?