Meet the Residence Life team

Our Residence Life community

Our vision for the Residence Life approach is to foster your academic, cultural, intellectual, personal and social development while you are living in halls of residence. We work in partnership to continually improve our services and create a positive, inclusive and multicultural living and learning community. Each hall has its own Residence Life team, who deliver this holistic approach to our first year students.

A Hall Coordinator, who is generally a postgraduate student, manages every hall. They oversee a team of Resident Assistants who are on duty (out of office hours) and run events for residents to attend.

The Residence Life team provides support and advice to help integrate students into their first year at university, their residence and their new home.

They also build programmes of events and activities to enhance the new students’ social and living experiences, contributing to their overall growth. We work collaboratively with students and hall teams to achieve a harmonious living experience. Together we make these lively communities a safe, supportive and inspiring residential community.

Hall teams

Hall Coordinators (HC)

Each hall has a Hall Coordinator, charged with the responsibility of supervising the Resident Assistants, leading development activities and building a sense of community within the Halls of Residence. They are previous postgraduate students who live in the hall and ensure the safety and welfare of all residents.

Resident Assistants (RA)

Resident Assistants are members of the Residence Life team. These RAs live in halls alongside students, and have been trained to assist residents, support hall operations, build a community, uphold university policy and address emergency situations. RAs serve as information resources, peer advisors and student leaders and are there to help their residential students make the most of their community experience.

"As a Residents’ Assistant, I am part of the Residence Life team which is here to ensure the safety and welfare of all residents, offer general advice and information, and be available as a first point of contact. I really enjoy my role as it provides me with the opportunity to engage with all kinds of students from all kinds of different courses and backgrounds. Being amongst others and also being responsible for organising halls events, this is the perfect opportunity for everyone to get to know more people and to make friends for life. I would recommend everyone to start off university in halls of residence – it’s great!" Robbins RA.

Residence Life social media

Join Residence Life on social media for events, news and competitions on our Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also join your official hall Facebook groups to meet the community and keep up to date with news and events.

Join Residence Life on social media