Meet the Residence Life team

Our Residence Life community

Our vision for the Residence Life approach is to foster your academic, 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 residents.

A Hall Officer (a member of the Residence Life Office team) manages each hall. They oversee a team of Hall 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 and their new home.

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

Hall teams

Hall Officer

Each hall has a Hall Officer, charged with the responsibility of supervising the Hall Assistants, leading development activities and building a sense of community within the Halls of Residence. 

Hall Assistants (HA)

Hall Assistants are members of the Residence Life team. These HAs 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. HAs 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 Halls 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 HA.

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