Our senior residents help create and sustain our residential student communities. They promote a environment that supports the social, personal and academic development of all our students.
As a senior resident you will benefit from working as part of a close-knit team. The University will provide support for your personal development and your studies. You'll have the opportunity to develop employability and life skills as well as receiving tailored training. Our senior residents play a very important part in supporting the University's educational strategy
Your involvement in the social and communal life of your residence will ensure an excellent and rounded student experience for all residents, and give you the chance to make life-long friendships. Your work as a senior resident can also count towards earning The Bristol Plus award.
Find out more about the development opportunities for senior residents.
Who can apply to be a senior resident?
Senior residents must be full or part time postgraduate students or mature undergraduate students. You will need to show that you have excellent communication skills as well as experience of offering support and development opportunities. We are looking for senior residents who can make a significant contribution to out residential community as well as supporting the University's education strategy.
What does the role involve?
Senior residents live in specific accommodation in a residence. They support the educational development and social and cultural life of the student community and offer general pastoral care to an allocated group of students. Take a look at some working examples of a senior resident's role (PDF, 77kB).
Senior residents must be resident in their residence during term time and for any period of duty during the Christmas and Easter vacations. Each residence will have its own duty rota. This ensures someone is always available to respond to emergencies or any matter that needs immediate attention.
All senior residents are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
You should also read the senior resident role description (PDF, 216kB). We recommend you read this carefully before applying for a role.
What accommodation is offered?
A variety of rooms types are available across a range of our residences. Senior resident roles are voluntary, however you do benefit from a 75% discount on accommodation fees.
Senior resident tenancies normally run concurrently with the standard undergraduate or postgraduate student tenancies. Senior residents for undergraduates will have three options over the summer:
- Move out of their accommodation.
- Remain in their accommodation and pay full rent.
- Remain in their accommodation and retain the 75% discount on their rent in return for voluntary summer duties.
How do I apply?
Applications for our senior resident positions are now closed. Any vacancies that arise during the 2016/17 academic year will be advertised here as and when they become available.
Applications for senior resident positions for 2017/18 will be advertised here in February 2017.