If you're currently living with loud housemates, you'll know there's nothing more annoying than the constant hum of noise when you're trying to concentrate. Which is where these 10 pieces of advice come in, to help you attack the problem head on (not literally), or for ways to distract yourself completely.
1. Get a Netflix subscription
Not only is creating your own noise a great way to drown out other people's racket, but getting hooked on a good series like After Life or Chilling Adventures of Sabrina means you'll be so engrossed in the drama of it all, you probably wouldn't even notice if there was a rave happening in the hallway. Maybe.
2. Address the problem head on
No one likes confrontation, but if you handle the situation calmly and appropriately, it won't be a conversation you regret having. Maybe suggest a house meeting with everyone you live with and float the idea of noise control, to see where everyone else stands on it. Alternatively, just have a quiet word with the guilty person and explain that you're struggling to concentrate, or sleep, because of their noise levels.
3. Make use of the library
No one likes the idea of getting turfed out of their bedrooms, but if you're not getting any work done in your room? Get down to the university library. It'll be quiet, and might allow you some space away from your loud housemate so you aren't feeling so frustrated about the noise when you get home. You know what they say about absence making the heart grow fonder..
4. Make some noise of your own
Heard the phrase 'If you can't beat them, join them'? Why not apply it to your current noisy neighbour, and see how they like it. Whether that involves joining in with the noise they're making, or setting up speakers of your own.
5. Get some ear plugs
An oldie but a goodie, because these bad boys do a pretty good job of drowning out sound. If your attempt at approaching the situation head or, ot drowning out the sound with binge watching, have failed, there's always earplugs.