Meet the Residence Life team

Our living and learning communities

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

Every hall is managed by a Hall Coordinator, who is generally a postgraduate student, and oversees day-to-day operations and student development activities. They are supported by Residents’ Assistants to promote the safety and wellbeing of around 35 students each.

The Residence Life team provides students with crisis intervention, acts as an emergency resource, resolves disputes and behavioural problems, and provides policy enforcement. They also build programmes of events, training and activities to enhance the new students’ social, educational and leadership experience, supporting them throughout academic challenges and deadlines. All of this contributes to the overall growth of our students.

We work collaboratively with students and hall teams to ensure you have the infrastructure and resources you need. Together we make these lively communities safe and supportive, 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.

The Halls Handbook (PDF)

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