New team helping students settle into University halls

Movie nights, volunteering days and local trips are among initiatives being organised by a new team to help students in University accommodation settle into life in Leeds.

Current Residence Life Subwardens

Residence Life team launched. March 2019.

Residence Life – part of Accommodation Services – aims to proactively engage students to create a community within their halls of residence, enabling them to make the most of their University experience. 

The team brings together and enhances existing provision of pastoral support, as well as staging social and educational events. 

Pastoral support is delivered through teams of Wardens and Subwardens, who are available weekdays between 6pm and 8am, and 24-7 during weekends. 

Wardens are members of University staff, who are also responsible for resolving discipline issues at each residence. 

Subwardens are students and work under the direction of the Wardens, helping with wellbeing and discipline issues. This can range from answering general questions about living in halls to supporting students through homesickness and the challenges that come with communal living. 

Residence Life works in partnership with Leeds University Union in delivering a varied halls social programme. Exciting and engaging events already held this year have ranged from movie and pizza nights to trips to nearby cities, sports events and volunteering opportunities. As part of this, they support the Hall Executive members – a team of student volunteers, who live in each residence – to put on events and activities to connect fellow students socially and build community spirit.

 

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