Moving away to university can be both exciting and daunting. Moving to university is probably the first time you have lived away from home, and we want to make sure that the process is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We have a whole support network in place to make halls your home away from home.
Our Residential Life team are here to support you during your time in halls. In each hall there is a Senior Resident Tutor (SRT) who will be your point of contact if you ever need any help. The SRTs are current or recently-graduated students, so have all lived in halls and experienced the highs and lows of moving away from home for the first time. If you are having any trouble in your hall, you should first speak to your SRT who will be able to advise you.
Overseeing the team is Wendy Bignold, Associate Dean (International) and Head of Residential Life. She has responsibility for your pastoral care and is always striving to make sure everyone in halls has a positive experience.
When you first move into halls, you’ll receive a What’s On Guide packed full of social events for induction week. Then, at the start of every month, you’ll get a What’s On Guide listing all of the social events and activities for that month. The Residential Life team also arrange regular events, performances, film screenings and day trips off campus.
The team also hosts a Gala Dinner each term, which is a great opportunity to fine dine with your fellow hall of residence students. These dinners are free to attend for everyone living in halls.
All of our campuses have 24-hour security, so no matter the time of day or night, there is always someone on hand in case of emergency.