Residence Life Team
Residence Life Teams, with an in-depth knowledge of the support and wellbeing services on offer at the University, provide support to students living in University accommodation.
Living away from home in a new city (or country) can bring new challenges, so every student living in our accommodation is assigned a Residence Life Mentor who has experience of student life.
You can speak to them confidentially about whatever is on your mind. And they will visit one evening a week to answer questions, help with any problems, and keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in the University and city.
Overnight, members of the Residence Life Night Patrol support Security by visiting residences. If you have a problem late at night contact security and they will arrange for a member of the team to help.
Two full-time Residence Life Advisors lead the Residence Life Teams and are involved with student welfare across all the residences. If you want to speak with someone, please contact your team.
Residence Team Leader roles for 2014-15
We are currently seeking postgraduate students to join the Residence Life Team as Residence Life Team Leaders for the 2014-15 academic year. As a Team Leader you would be responsible for leading a team of Residence Life Mentors in supporting students living in University accommodation; promoting a culture of community and addressing student issues within the residences. To be eligible, you would need to be:
- A friendly, approachable, non-judgemental and supportive person, keen to help others settle into University life.
- Excellent at communicating with a wide range of people.
- Calm and confident when dealing with complex situations.
- Willing to develop your skills and able to attend team training (beginning September 4th 2014).
- A postgraduate student at the University and able to be present in Exeter throughout all three terms of the academic year.
You do not need to have studied at Exeter previously to meet the criteria for the role, but should have prior experience of University life and of living in student accommodation.
In return, we offer Mentors rent-free self-contained accommodation, along with full training and the chance to develop new skills. The Team Leader role can be a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills, and to gain experience of responding to a wide range of issues and situations.
Full details of the role, an application form, and instructions on how to apply are available for download below – the closing date is 5th May.
N.B. We will always treat your personal information with sensitivity and respect. Please read our confidentiality statement for further information.