Monday, 4 October 2010

Student term gets off to a flying start has been working alongside the Police and Waste Management among other services to ensure a positive start to this news term, raising awareness of social responsibilities by providing useful information and practical tips about living in private rented accommodation within a community. The Fresher Fairs have been a great success with advice being disseminated but information (and some free stuff) for you and the community is still available.

'You're in. Now what?'
'You're in. Now what?' poster, which recognises the issues students face and the concerns of the community provides comprehensive information to improve knowledge of social responsibilities, rubbish and recycling and to improve community relations, security, health and safety. You can request a poster for you or your new student neighbors by e-mailing or by downloading a poster here:

Education and introductions

Remember this is often the first time for many moving out of home and taking on such a wide range of responsibilities, it can be very daunting. Everyone can help with this transition and get the message of community out to those who need help and education. We encourage students and the community to introduce themselves to their neighbours, and to respect the fact that not everyone works to a student calendar. The warmer the welcome, the greater the ownership and respect we will secure from everyone. We will be going out on patrol with the welcoming committee in the coming weeks so please give us a warm welcome.

Ground rules podcast

A new podcast which can be imported into any mp3 player or ipod called Ground Rules and Tips for Shared Living has been produced which runs through advice about living in shared housing find it here:

Lock it. Hide it. Keep it

A joint initiative with the police to increase safety and reduce/prevent burglaries is in place to keep communities safe. This Lock it. Hide it. Keep it. campaign is backed by an increase in police presence, a marketing drive which includes door to door safety and community awareness messages delivered by the team of volunteer student police wardens. You can still get hold of a free student wall planner and a free gift such as fridge magnet or stickers at:

The student police volunteer initiative signed up a huge number of volunteers over the fresher fairs but anyone who missed out can still find out more about the scheme, and register their interest with no obligations here:

Waste The Waste education and recycling team have been out and about at the fairs with ensuring that students are aware of their rubbish and recycling responsibilities, giving out calendars and green bags and specifically promoting the new tidy text scheme.

Tidy Text is a free texting service just launched in Cardiff. This easy to use service sends text messages to remind you when your recycling bags and waste are being collected. Find out how to sign up to this free service by visiting
Your collection calendars and rubbish responsibilities advice can be found at:

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