Residential Assistants

Residential Assistants are ARU students who live in our halls. They deal with out-of-hours emergencies, and provide information and support to help new students settle in.

Situations that Residential Assistants might deal with, when the Residential Service office is closed, include:

  • making sure tenants evacuate during fire alarms
  • helping students who have been locked out
  • attending reports of excessive noise
  • meeting emergency service vehicles called to the accommodation.

If you live in halls, you can contact your Residential Assistant for emergencies that happen overnight and at weekends.

Residential Assistants also help with:

  • giving advice about university life or living in student accommodation
  • signposting to someone who can help with any concerns (inside and outside ARU)
  • running flat meetings
  • delivering replacement furniture
  • letting you know about events happening on campus or around the city.

Want to be a Residential Assistant?

The role of Residential Assistant is a paid position that’s available to any full-time student at ARU. Full training is provided. It's an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a customer-focused environment and enhance your CV.

We usually recruit new assistants in March/April, ready for the following September. Vacancies are advertised on the ARU jobs site.

It’s possible we may have vacancies at other points in the year, so it's worth checking the website or popping in to see the Housing Management Team in our office if you’re interested.