Life in halls is a communal and enriching experience and there's a lot of people to help create that community for you! When you arrive you'll meet your Residence Manager, Wellbeing Peers and Social Reps. These individuals are dedicated to the service in your hall and committed to making sure you have the best possible experience.
Your hall team will be made up of many individuals but these three are your key contacts throughout your time. When you arrive in halls be sure to check out the noticeboards near reception with details about the full team.
All our halls are staffed 24/7 and either have a Residence Manager or Accommodation Manager who manages the team in each hall.
They are responsible for the day to day management of the building. This can range from managing the welfare of students to ensuring residents comply with their tenancy agreement. You will usually find your Residence Manager in the main hall office of your building or around the hall carrying out duties. This could include flat inspections or meetings, which are often to encourage good communal living and to ensure living conditions are acceptable. Please remember you can always contact your Residence Manager for help about anything to do with living in halls, advice on the local area or if you just need someone to chat to.
Some halls (eg. Brooke Hall and Cordwainers Court) also have Wardens who support the Residence Management team with duties around the building and are there for you if you have any general queries.
Our friendly Wellbeing Peers are based in each hall to give advice, support and information regarding anything that has an impact on your life as a UAL student.
With up to three weekly drop-in sessions, they’re a welcoming face to chat to, ask questions, and help you settle in. They can offer guidance on a whole range of issues, from flatmates, managing workloads, and compiling your portfolio, to moving away from home and making new friends.
If you’re currently in halls, get in touch by emailing your Wellbeing Peers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, with your hall as the reference in the subject line. Everything you discuss is confidential and will be dealt with sensitively.
Don't forget to check out the 'Wellbeing' section for top tips and recommendations.
The Social Programme
UAL is proud to host the UK’s leading events programme. The programme is fresh, innovative and creative. What’s more, it is completely coordinated by students, which makes it unique, inclusive and empowering for everyone involved. The majority of events are free and the programme pioneers campaigns and community projects across every hall.
The ‘Social Reps’ are at the foundation of community life and student experience as they create an environment of peer-to-peer support. The list of events is endless and can range from chilled out movie nights to more adventurous tours of London, giving students the opportunity to get to know not only their new home but their new city. Students even have the opportunity to join The Social Programme on trips abroad throughout the year, which provide cultural insight and a break away from studying.
To find out more visit the UAL Social Facebook page or check out the 'Social Programme' section on here.