ISA Student Residence Rules
By now, you will have checked in with a member of ISA staff, who will have discussed basic residence rules, fire safety and also provided you with your keys.
We want all students to have safe, pleasant and enjoyable stay. We, therefore ask all residents to comply with our standard set of rules. Please note that there are penalties for those who do not comply with the standards, as lay out below.
You will have received a key for your accommodation. This is yours for the duration of your stay in the residence in Dublin. Remember that this key is still the property of ISA. You have to return it to the Residence Assistant before you leave and if you lose it, you will have to pay for the key to replaced (see fines section).
You may be sharing a room with another student. Divide up the storage space equally and treat your roommates the way you would like to be treated by others. Please also remember that everyone needs a peaceful environment and you have to respect it.
Please keep in mind when inviting guests to your apartment that you make sure they leave before 23:00.
There is a strict no party rule for all residence, breach of this rule may result in all students having their license to reside revoked.
Room/bed allocations are made prior to students arrival and it is important that you stay in the bed assigned to you. Breach of this rule will result in a fine and warning (see fines selection).
Room Checks and Access
Room checks will be conducted regularly. Also, from time to time, it is necessary for staff to enter your room to check for maintenance. Please be courteous to any staff members wishing to see your room/flt.
Students are responsible for keeping their own bedrooms and common areas clean during their stay. Bins must be emptied regularly and deposited appropriately. If you are not sure where to dispose of the bins please feel free to ask.
You are sharing the kitchen with your other roommates, so you have to keep it clean at all times. You must take responsibility for your own washing and daily cleaning.
This is self catering accommodation and you must respect all others sharing the accommodation. Please clean as you go and never leave dishes in the sink.
Please remember that you share the residence with other students. During the hours outlined below, we ask all residents to keep noise level to a minimum. Outside of these hours your are expected to be respectful of all other occupants and neighbours.
Saturday-Thursday: 22:00 until 10:00 am
Friday- Saturday: 23:00 until 10:00 am
Please note that unauthorised guest are not allowed to stay in the residence. If you have non-residential guest visiting, please make sure they arrive to the residence building after 8:00 am and leave by 23:00.
You are responsible for your guests, as well as your guest’s behaviour and actions. If your guests breaks one of the rules, you will have to pay the fine. No one is allowed to stay in the residence without the ISA staff’s documented permission. Breaking this rule will result in a fine.
Smoking & Open Flame
Smoking is a serious fire hazard. Smoking is strictly forbidden in all ISA buildings, as are candles, incense or any other open flame. Smoke is only allowed in designated areas outside the building. Anyone caught smoking or suspected of smoking will be fined €100 and may be asked to leave the accommodation without a refund.
If we can not readily identify the person who smoked all residents will be fined.
Fire alarms help to ensure safety. When a fire alarm sounds, everyone must leave the building quickly and quietly, leaving all personal possessions behind regardless of the time of day or weather conditions.
Only sound the alarm if there is a fire, It is an offence to tamper with safety equipment. Any student found violating the Fire Alarm Policy or tampering with safety equipment (including the covering of smoke detectors) within student rooms/flats, will be issued a fine (see fines section), immediately expelled from the residence and could face legal action.
The possession, use, distribution or sale of drugs is illegal in Ireland and will be reported to the Gardai (Police). Any illegal activity will result in immediate eviction from the property and expulsion from the Residence with no refund. We reserve the right to search your room and remove anything of concern, should we suspect that you in possession of illegal drugs.
Unacceptable behaviour, Violence and Weapons
You may be asked to moderate your behaviour if it is deemed you are not acting in a friendly and appropriate manner towards other residents. If ISA receives repeated reports of unacceptable behaviour you may be asked to change accommodation at short notice.
Anyone being violent, aggressive or intimidating will have their license to reside revoked and removed from the residence. Possession of knives or others weapons is illegal.
Please be aware that anyone caught stealing in the Residence will be reported to the Gardai (Police) and may be expelled from the ISA Residence. Any illegal activity may result in eviction from the property and expulsion from the Residence with no refund. ISA shall not be liable for the damage, theft or loss of the personal property of residents or their guests. Please lock valuables in your suitcase with your personal lock. Please ensure to lock the front door of your flat/house whenever you leave.
In Ireland, our electrical voltage is 240 volts.
Do not interfere with the electrical supply within the building, and make sure your requirement is 240 Volts compatible. If you have electrical items with a non UK/Ireland plug, make sure you use an adapter.
Residents are responsible for any damages to their room and flats. If no one claims responsibility, the cost of the repair will be split equally among the residents of that accommodation.
Health and Safety
Health and safety is the responsibility of all residents and staff. Please report any issues to a member of staff.
Please immediately report and breakages to smoke alarms, smoke detectors , fire blankets or fire extinguishers.
Never allow strangers (persons you have not met before) to enter the building. Do not let people you don’t recognise follow you into the building ask them to show you their key.
The simple rule is No Key, No Entry.
Fire Safety equipment
It is an offence to obstruct, deface or misuse any other fire safety equipment. Such as, smoke detectors, fire blankets, fire extinguishers and fire exits.
Please make sure you comply with the residence rules.
If you fail to comply you will be provided with a verbal or written warning. If you continue to disregard the Residence Rules you will be asked to leave the residence.
Depending on the gravity of the misdemeanour, ISA may choose to revoke your license to reside without warning and at our sole discretion. No refund will be offered in these circumstances.
Enjoy your stay!
We hope you enjoy your stay at the residence. Please remember that respect for the other students and staff, as well as the residence building and neighbours, is essential.
Please note: fines must be paid within 48h, otherwise students could end up paying double.
Unauthorized Room/Bed Change
Unacceptable level of noise after quiet hours
Smoking (or evidence of smoking)
Failing to leave when the fire alarm is activated
Tampering with fire safety equipment
Unacceptable cleanliness in room/accommodation
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