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

Becoming a Residential Advisor (RA) is a truly rewarding experience, and offers you the chance to be part of a unique community, enhance your employability and live in MMU accommodation at a vastly reduced rate. 

The role of the RA is exciting and varied and no two shifts are the same. The main role of an RA is to build rapport with a group of allocated residents through weekly visiting throughout the year, but the RA is also a point of support, a conflict mediator and an events coordinator, as well as champion of inclusive communal living.

Second year and third year students, as well as postgraduates can apply to be an RA and you will need to live within university accommodation to fulfil the role.

Payment and benefits

Apply to be a Residential Advisor

Applications are now closed for the academic year 2017/18. Applications for the academic year 2018/19 will open around November 2017 and further information will be posted on this page and social media around this time.

Any questions? Contact the Res Life Team by email

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