Residence Life strives to make your time at Staffordshire University-managed accommodation the best it can be. We promise to provide a safe, affordable and comfortable place to live - but why stop there?
Going out in the world by yourself doesn’t mean you have to be alone. We have a dedicated team to make sure you settle in and help you get started with university life. We have a team of Residence Life Assistants (RLA’s), who are students themselves and have experience of living in the accommodation. The RLA’s will help to ensure that everyone is happy, healthy and safe within our accommodation.
Residence Life Assistants are the people to go to for help finding the best supermarkets in the area, the best places for a night out, or where to do your laundry. They are available seven days a week – even if you just want a cuppa and a chat. We also have a team of Residential Support Coordinators, who are available to support you throughout the evenings during term time. They are experienced with dealing with lots of things that students may be feeling whether that is loneliness, low mood or an emergency crisis, and can be contacted through our Campus Security team.
What we do
Residence Life is more than a place to stay, it’s about giving you new opportunities and life skills. We organise lots of exciting activities where you’ll meet people and learn something new.
- Open Mic Night
- Block parties
- Inter-block competitions
- Sports activities
- A big event every month themed around holidays or annual events like Christmas and Valentine’s Day
- Cooking classes
- Art workshops
- Pottery Workshops
- Finance drop-in sessions
- Focus groups to improve your accommodation experience
When you move into one of our residences, you're not just moving home, you're becoming a part of a new community. We encourage a community atmosphere within residences as well as throughout the campus and the local area. Our team works closely with the local community and often get involved with charity fund raising activities.
The Residence Life team
Residence Life Assistants (RLAs)
You’ll be well looked after by our Residence Life Assistants who are close at hand if you need them. They often stay in our student accommodation and make sure everyone is happy and settled. As students who have been at the University for at least a year, they know exactly what it's like to start a new adventure! They're the people to go to if you need help finding the best supermarket in the area, ideas for a good night out or even where to do your laundry. If you just want a cuppa and a chat, our RLAs can help you out.
Residence Life Housekeeping Team
While living with us, you and your flatmates are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning of the communal areas. Our friendly team of Residence Life Housekeepers will offer lots of hints and tips to help make things a little bit easier. Flats that have a great record of cleanliness may even get a treat!
If you’ve any maintenance issues (e.g. a light has stopped working) you don't have to go out and replace the bulb yourself. Just inform our Residence Life team and they’ll fix the issue as soon as possible. We aim to make safe any critical maintenance issues within four hours and rectify the issue within five working days. Routine maintenance may take slightly longer, depending on demand at the time.
Our Code of Practice
Where you live is a big part of being at university, which is why Staffordshire is one of several universities that has signed-up to The Student Accommodation Code. The Code underpins our ongoing dedication to our students to make sure you get the best out of your time living in our residences. The Code protects our students’ rights to safe, good quality accommodation. It outlines everything students can expect from our accommodation as well as their responsibilities.