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.
Could you be part of the team?
We are currently seeking students to join the Residence Life Team as Residence Life Mentors for the 2013-14 academic year. As a Residence Life Mentor, you would be responsible for welcoming and supporting a group of students living in University accommodation, helping them to have a positive experience of their time in residence, and empowering them to resolve any problems. 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
- Willing to develop your skills and able to attend team training during the week of 9th September 2013
- A full-time student of the University, 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 a room in University accommodation and a rent discount of £40 per week, along with full training and the chance to develop new skills. The Mentor role can be a great opportunity to gain experience of working with people, and to develop confidence in dealing with a range of different situations. In the past, Mentors have found their roles very worthwhile – in the words of one team member:
Being a mentor has given me the opportunity to work as part of a great team and make new lifelong friends. The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping other students is something I really enjoy and is really special. Mentoring has also helped me improve my overall confidence, as well as providing me with new experiences and skills which I can use once I graduate. Definitely recommend it!