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What are Residential Advisers and Residential Coordinators?

The Residential Advisers are experienced students in their second or third year of study who are familiar with the campus, halls and staff at Warrington, and who provide support to residential students staying on campus. Their particular focus is on first-years who may be staying away from home for the first time.

Our Residential Coordinators and out of hours support staff, who are full time staff members and postgraduate students who have experience of the campus, have received additional mental health training to enable full support of students on campus 24/7.

What advice would you give to a student moving into University accommodation for the first time?

Come with an open mind! It’s okay to be nervous and if you’re anxious about anything in the lead up to moving in day, email accommodation.warrington@chester.ac.uk. When you’re here, there will be plenty of opportunity to make friends during induction week, with events catered for all students.

What is a typical day at work for you?

I’m a postgraduate student, so during the day I’m usually studying, in lectures or in the library. In the evening I’m involved in a lot of the active lifestyle activities. It’s a sporty campus and you can get involved in lots of different activities, if you wish.

As a Residential Coordinator, I am responsible for looking after the Residential Adviser team and students on campus. Student wellbeing is really well looked after at Warrington with staff and students available 24/7 to assist students when they may be struggling.

What is your favourite part of your job?

My favourite part of the job is that I get help people in any way I can. Helping people can be the most rewarding feeling and I want to help as much as I can. I have also enjoyed learning about how different aspects of the University work.

How would you summarise your Chester story?

Overall my Chester story has been a fun one. Winning the Warrington Charity Award, winning the Sportsperson of the year award, running for VP Warrington, being the international welcome assistant, and becoming a Residential Coordinator, I feel like I have achieved a lot here, and I have had a lot of fun doing so.

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