Manchester Metropolitan University

Residential Advisors

Residential Advisors can support you settling into accommodation, with the chance to become one yourself.

The accommodation at Manchester Metropolitan University offers a comfortable flats and townhouses in which students from varying backgrounds and studying a variety courses live in a mutually-supportive environment.

Your accommodation will allow you the opportunity to develop a healthy balance between your academic studies, making friends and engaging with societies and events within the university and around Manchester. Students continue to inform us that their residential student experience is just as important as your academic pursuits. To ensure your experience is every bit as enrichening as it should be, we offer in-house peer support, and advice through our Residential Advisors who are part of the Residential Life team.

Residential Advisors


Residential Advisors are an in-house team of second year, third year and postgraduate students who live in student accommodation. Their role is to offer support and advice about living in Manchester Met accommodation and information about accessing support across the university.

As part of this role, the RAs will provide events which give you the chance to meet students from across your Student Living complex and assist in creating the sense of belonging within your accommodation. The RAs visit flats and townhouses regularly, provide a daily drop-in session within your local reception (6-7pm), deliver and promote events, and run campaigns throughout the year.

RAs can help resolve student queries, flatmate concerns, study issues, and much more. Their own experience and knowledge of being a student means that they appreciate all of the questions you may have about living within MMU accommodation, even something like how to use the washing machine in the laundry. The RAs can offer advice and guidance and they also deliver a variety of events from a group trip to Ikea through to a regular film night.

The role of the RA through visiting, offering advice, events and a helping hand in meeting fellow students, will support an excellent student residential experience and a sense of belonging while living within MMU accommodation. Who knows you may wish to become a Residential Advisor yourself in the future.

Hear more about Residential Advisors

Becoming a Residential Advisor

Residential Advisor applications are now closed. Please contact ResLife@mmu.ac.uk if you would like us to keep your details on file to contact you if applications reopen. 

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