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

We’re hiring for 2018/19! 

Would you like to be a Residential Advisor? We’re looking for applicants with excellent communication, customer service and team working skills to join our team for the academic year 2018/19.

Second year and third year students, as well as postgraduates, are eligible to apply and you must have experience of living in student accommodation (this can be private or University owned). In order to fulfil the role, you must be happy to live in Manchester Metropolitan University owned or leased accommodation.

Please note: we are currently not taking applications from students who study on the Cheshire Campus.

Payment and benefits 

How to apply

Complete the RA Application Form 18-19 and email jobs4students@mmu.ac.uk by midnight on Monday 1 January 2018. If you have any questions relating to the role, you can contact the Residential Life team ResLife@mmu.ac.uk.  

To have the best chance of putting together an effective application, we would recommend that you read the full Job Specification and Role Specification. You may also find it useful to read the Careers & Employability Services’ Application Forms guide. 

Successful applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Day on Thursday 15 February. Follow up interviews will take place on Tuesday 20 February 2018.  

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