Every residence has a hall support team consisting of a Resident Mentor and Senior Resident. The team can offer support and advice on hall related issues e.g. fire safety, noise disturbance and sharing facilities.
Resident Mentors are members of staff who reside in the halls of residence and are the first point of contact for students. They are responsible for student discipline and welfare in their halls. Their role is to support, guide and assist students living on campus. For example, should you fall ill and need assistance, your Resident Mentor should be called. If your Resident Mentor is unable to assist you with a personal matter, they will advise you of the appropriate support services.
Resident Mentors also ensure the safety of halls of residence and ensure that students do not cause a nuisance or damage. Resident Mentors can issue disciplinary action against students who breach the terms and conditions of the Accommodation License Agreement. Disciplinary action may result in fines (deducted from your damage deposit), expulsion from halls and/or expulsion from the University depending on the severity of the breach.
Senior Residents are students who reside in the halls of residence, helping the Resident Mentors perform their duties. Senior Residents are usually second or third years who have lived in halls of residence during their first year. Their role is to assist and support you - particularly while you're settling in during your first few weeks here, but also throughout your time in halls. You can seek advice and general information about St Mary’s from them.
Generally each hall or group of halls of residence has a Resident Mentor. You will meet him/her in the hall when you arrive (he/she will give you your keys) and at a meeting during the first week, which you must attend.
You will be told about any conditions or regulations which apply to your particular hall and any questions you have will be answered. You will be required to attend regular hall meetings as advertised within your hall.
Fire briefing / health and safety
All residents are required to attend a fire briefing during their first few days in residence. Information will also be provided on Health & Safety issues and Personal Safety.
For information about the medical support available on campus please see the Health Care Centre webpage.