ResLife Advisor Recruitment

ResLife Advisors (RLAs) act as a first point of contact for students in University Halls of Residences, working proactively to help build communities in halls and providing support to help students experiencing difficulties. Each RLA is responsible for a group of residents, getting to know them and meeting regularly. RLAs will also take part in an on call 'Duty' rota which provides out-of-hours support to students living in halls (including evenings and weekends) 365 days a year.

This is a rewarding, and challenging role that will offer a variety of benefits and excellent experience for anyone who is passionate about improving the student experience. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a wide range of skills and experience in effective communication, conflict resolution, and safeguarding
  • Getting involved in working directly with students to support and enrich their experience at the University
  • Benefitting from a comprehensive Residential Life training programme
  • Being part of an active and friendly community

Please note the role of Residential Life Advisor is a voluntary worker role. However, single occupancy accommodation is provided to RLAs at no charge, in catered halls you would be required to pay a fixed charge for food (details provided on appointment).

You can find out more about the role in the Residential Life Advisor Job Description. Appointments to these posts are made from 1st August 2018 - 31st July 2019.

Can I be a ResLife Advisor?

Please note ResLife Advisors must hold status at the University as a member of staff or a postgraduate student. (Undergraduates are eligible to apply if they will hold this status when the role begins e.g. 3rd year students who have accepted an offer of a Masters course at UoM). Mature undergraduate applicants with exceptional experience in a similar role may be eligible to apply - you must contact to check your eligibility before submitting an application.

If you are on a Tier IV visa, the role of ResLife Advisor can be your only work or voluntary work commitment within the University with the exclusion of the roles of Graduate Teaching Assistant or Demonstrator which can be undertaken for up to six hours per week alongside the role of ResLife Advisor. For further information about working for ResLife as a Tier IV please email

Applicants who were unsuccessful in the previous recruitment round (Summer) need not apply.

Apply to be a ResLife Advisor

As part of the ResLife Advisor recruitment process you will need to attend an interview on the evening of either the 8th or 9th of August (please keep both free as these will be allocated automatically). If you are not available to take part in these, we will not be able to consider your application.

The deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 5th August. Please note that training will take place on:

Thursday 30th August: Evening
Friday 31st August: Day and evening
Saturday 1st September: Day

This training is compulsory; your application can not be considered if you are unable to make these training dates.

You can see the questions you will be required to answer on the online application form here, we suggest you prepare your answers in a Word document then copy and paste them into the online form.

If you have any questions about this role or the application process please email

I find being a ResLife Advisor is a great way to integrate with university life, it is very rewarding and great life experience.Rory, Current ResLife Advisor
My time as an Advisor has been incredibly rewarding - it has allowed me to further develop my public speaking and leadership skills, and I’ve made some great friends on the ResLife team!Chris, Current ResLife Advisor

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