Chief and Senior Resident accommodation

Chief Residents and Senior Residents live in University accommodation. They provide support for other students in their residence.

These are paid roles alongside the Residential Life team. They are normally carried out by students in later years of their degree.

As a Chief or Senior Resident, you will:

  • provide peer support through one on one conversations and group meetings
  • support events and community wide campaigns in your residence
  • work on the reception in the Student Support Centre
  • point any concerns to more senior members of the Residential Life team.

Senior Residents are paid for 12 hours of work per week. Chief Residents help to coordinate the team of Senior Residents and are paid for 15 hours of work per week.

As part of the role, you will live in our residences. Chief and Senior Resident rooms are located throughout our residences.

If you are interested in applying, visit the University jobs board to see any vacancies.

About Chief and Senior Resident accommodation provision

Most Chief and Senior Resident rooms are standard or en suite rooms within cluster flats. They share kitchen facilities with other students. A small number of Chief and Senior Resident rooms are self-contained studios. These have their own kitchen and bathroom facilities.

How to apply for University accommodation

If you are appointed to a Resident role, you will be able to submit an accommodation application. In your application, you can tell us your budget and any accommodation needs you have.

You will also be able to tell us if you are planning to bring your partner with you. Remember that we only have a very small number of rooms suitable for couples, so we may not be able to accommodate this request.

The information on your application will be used to provide you with a suitable room. Your allocation will depend on room availability and the practical needs of the Inclusive Communities Team. This means that you might not receive your preferred accommodation type or location. 

Occupancy lengths

Although your job role will be open ended, your occupancy length will be for a fixed term. You will need to re-apply for accommodation each year.

The length of occupancy is determined by the residence you are living in and will be outlined in your offer of accommodation.

Your occupancy will end between June and August depending on the residence and type of room. If your occupancy ends in June or July, you will be offered accommodation for the summer period in another residence.

Leaving the role

If you resign from your position as Chief or Senior Resident, you will need to move out of your room. You will be released from your accommodation contract (and refunded any overpaid fees) on the last day of your employment or the date you vacate your room, whichever is later. 

Student wardens in A2Dominion residences

There are opportunities to work as student wardens in two of our residences:

  • Deans Court
  • Woodland Court.

These are managed by A2Dominion in partnership with the University.

Student wardens work closely with the on site A2Dominion team as part of the service. In return, you will receive a 50% rent reduction.

These roles will be advertised on the A2Dominion website. Full training and support will be given by A2Dominion.

Track your skills

Reflect on, record, and develop the skills you are learning through this opportunity. 

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