Fire Safety

University accommodation is fitted with modern fire detection systems to provide the highest level of life safety. However the fire detectors are sensitive and susceptible to unwanted false alarms, caused by smoke from burning food, steam from kettles, aerosol sprays etc therefore cooking should never be left unattended.

Fire Alarm Testing

Weekly testing of the fire alarm systems take place on the following days within the below property groups (subject to change):

Monday - Nixon Court

Tuesday – Beaumont Hall

Thursday – Gilbert Murray/Stamford Hall

Friday – Digby Hall & John Foster Hall

During a fire alarm test the alarm will sound for 10 seconds, there is no need to fully evacuate the building for these tests. Do not assume that an alarm is a false alarm or test. If there is a fire, time spent waiting might reduce your chances of evacuating safely.


Fire Drills

Fire drills will be held during your first term. The objective of fire drills is to familiarise you with the routine to be followed in the event of fire. Treat them seriously, because there may be a real fire.


Fire Evacuation

Check how to get out and identify a safe alternative route should your normal exit be blocked. Check the location of fire alarms, fire extinguishers and fire blankets. On hearing the alarm, leave the building immediately using the nearest available route.

Remember –



Misuse of Fire Safety Equipment

It is a criminal offence to misuse any fire safety equipment, including extinguishers, alarms and fire blankets.

Residents caught doing so will be subject to a charge of £100, disciplinary procedures may be implemented and a report may be made to the police.

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