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.

‌N.B. We will always treat your personal information with sensitivity and respect. Please read our confidentiality statement for further information.

Residence Life Mentor roles for 2014-15

We are currently seeking students to join our team – we have a very small number of Residence Life Mentor roles available for the 2014-15 academic year.  As a Mentor you would be responsible for welcoming and supporting a group of students living in University accommodation, helping them to have a positive experience, 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 (beginning September 8th 2014).
  • A 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 a room in University accommodation at a discounted rate, along with full training and the chance to develop new skills. 

Full details of the role, an application form, and instructions on how to apply are available for download below – applications will remain open until the vacancies are filled, so if you are interested in applying we recommend you contact us promptly.