3.1 Smoking and Vaping
Residents are only permitted to smoke cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, vapes or other forms of legal smoking products within a designated smoking area at a UOW Residence.
3.2 Conflicts of Interest and Relationships
UOW Residences stakeholders (residents, staff and contractors) have a responsibility to identify, and appropriately manage, conflicts of interest pertaining to close personal relationships.
If you have any concerns regarding the conduct of a staff member or contractor, please contact the UOW Residences Management.
For more information see the University of Wollongong Conflict of Interest Policy.
3.3 Conducting a Business
Residents, their Families, Visitors and Guests are not permitted to conduct a business of any description from any of the UOW Residences. UOW staff will not provide financial or legal advice in relation to what constitutes a business and such enquiries may be referred to the UOW Legal Services Unit.
All Residents of the Residence are obligated to keep their individual studios/units/bedrooms clean and tidy at all times. In the case of shared units, the responsibility for maintaining the cleanliness of common areas, such as lounge rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms, lies collectively with the residents of that unit.
UOW will conduct periodic cleaning inspections of all resident studios/units/bedrooms to ensure compliance with the prescribed cleanliness standards. The inspection schedule will be communicated to Residents in advance through a room inspection calendar sent via email.
If a room or unit does not meet the required standards during inspection, the Resident(s) will be informed and provided with a time frame to meet the standard. If the room/unit fails the cleaning re-inspection, a cleaning fee will be charged to the Resident(s)’s account, and UOW may apply corrective cleaning measures to bring the room/unit back up to the required standard. The Resident(s) associated with the non-compliant space shall be liable for all fees and expenses incurred as a result of the corrective cleaning measures.
Regular failure to meet the established cleaning standards may lead to conduct proceedings against the Resident in question. UOW Residences Management will conduct any such proceedings following the relevant policies and procedures governing Resident conduct within the Residence.
a) Rubbish Removal
Residents are responsible for taking out their own rubbish from both the bedrooms and common areas to the designated waste stations. Failure to do so may incur a fee.
Upon departure at Contract End Date, upon room transfer, or upon early termination departure, residents must leave the room/unit in a clean and vacant state, consistent with the room condition report the Resident(s) submitted on occupation of the room/unit.
The University reserves the right to charge residents the cost of cleaning the room/unit to a condition fit for occupancy.
3.5 Personal Hygiene
All Residents are expected to maintain a healthy standard of personal hygiene. Lapses in maintaining a minimum standard of personal hygiene can constitute a health risk. Where such lapses are noted, Residents may be approached by a staff member to undertake a review of their current hygiene practices.
Footwear and clothing must be worn in UOW Residences at all times when in common areas. UOW Residence staff may direct a Resident to wear appropriate clothing or footwear in the interest of safety or respect to others.
3.7 Failure to Comply
Any reasonable request or directive from a UOW staff member or relevant authority such as Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade or approved UOW contractor must be complied with. Failure to do so is deemed Failure to Comply.
University furniture, equipment and other fittings are not to be used for any purpose other than their intended purpose.
- indoor University furniture should not be taken outside.
- common area furniture should not be removed or relocated to individual rooms or units.
- personal furniture approved for private spaces must not be used in outdoor or common areas.
The Resident must seek written approval from UOW Residence Management to bring in any additional furniture into UOW Residences.
The University may charge the Resident for any costs incurred as a result of removing/disposing of any personal items/furniture.
UOW staff reserve the right to remove, without prior notice, posters in common areas that are unapproved, considered out of date, offensive, or otherwise inappropriately placed.