Chief and Senior Residents

Chief Residents and Senior Residents live in University accommodation and provide support for other students in their residence.

These are paid roles alongside the Residential Life team. They are normally carried out by students in later years of their degree.

What you will do

As a Chief or Senior Resident, you will:

  • provide peer support through one-on-one conversations and group meetings
  • support events and community-wide campaigns in your residence
  • work on the reception in the Student Support Centre
  • point any concerns to more senior members of the Residential Life team

Senior Residents are paid for 12 hours of work per week.

Chief Residents help to coordinate the team of Senior Residents and are paid for 15 hours of work per week.

Why apply?

As a Chief or Senior Resident you won’t need to worry about finding accommodation as you will be guaranteed a place in University-allocated accommodation. Your bills will be included in your accommodation fee.

In addition to receiving a salary, you will also gain skills and experience in event planning, project management, budgeting, leadership, and providing advice and support.

You will join a team of Senior Residents and Residential Life staff, offering you support and friendship.

You will have something to add to your CV to help you stand out from other applicants when it comes to finding employment or pursuing further study.

How to apply

Vacancies for Chief and Senior Residents will be advertised on the University website.

Once you have been offered and accepted the role, you will be eligible to apply for accommodation. One of the conditions of your employment is that you live in one of our residences.

You will receive your accommodation offer two to four weeks after applying.

Student wardens in A2Dominion residences

There are opportunities to work as student wardens in two of our residences: Deans Court and Woodland Court, which are managed by A2Dominion in partnership with the University.

Student wardens work closely with the A2Dominion team on site as part of the service provided to students. In return, you will receive a 50% rent reduction.

These roles will be advertised on the A2Dominion website. Full training and support will be given by A2Dominion.

Where you will live

You are guaranteed a room in University accommodation as a Chief Resident or Senior Resident.

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