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 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.
Our Residential Advisors (RAs) are often the first point of contact for residents in accommodation, so we look for applicants with excellent communication, customer service and team working skills. Second year and third year students, as well as postgraduates, are eligible to apply and applicants must have experience of living in student accommodation (this can be private or University owned). View the current Job Description and Role Specification: Residential Advisor – Job Description
RAs work mostly during evenings and some weekend work is required. In order to fulfil the role, RAs must live in Manchester Metropolitan University owned or leased accommodation and each RA is required to work a minimum of one on-call shift per week 6.00pm-6.00am.
Recruitment for the academic year 2018/19 is now closed.
Applications for the academic year 2019/20 are expected to open in November 2018. If you would like to be notified when recruitment opens for 2019/20 please email ResLife@mmu.ac.uk.