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Residence Life Team

Our residence life team can offer help and advice

If you're experiencing the ups and downs of sharing a hall or house with other students, the residence life team can offer help and advice.

We support first year students living in halls and in the private accommodation, but can also help if you need to self-isolate in private accommodation due to Covid.

You can get help and advice with:

  • health concerns
  • homesickness
  • relationship problems (e.g. with housemates)
  • noisy neighbours

Get support in halls

Opening hours

The Res Life team is available:

Monday - Thursday, 11.30am - 8.00pm
Friday, 12.00pm - 8.00pm

24/7 out of hours welfare support is available by calling the University Security Lodge 023 92 84 3418 and asking for Res Life.

Daytime appointments

You can book an appointment with us by calling the team on: +44 (0)23 9284 4500 or by emailing:

Drop-in evening surgery

You can talk to us at your hall. Check your ResLife notice board for evening surgery days and times.

Out of hours pastoral care

You can find help and advice, 7 days a week by phoning the campus security team on +44 (0)23 9284 3418.

Residence life assistants (RLAs)

You can also speak to a Residence life assistant (RLA). Residence life assistants are fellow students who have been through their first-year in halls. They have the experience to help you with all types of issues.

You will find the RLAs in halls from 7.00pm to 10.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Social events

Come to our social events throughout the year. You'll be able to make friends, get to know your halls neighbours better and most importantly have fun while living away from home.

You'll find events such as film nights, quiz nights, games nights, karaoke, art nights and cake decorating at your halls - held online, face to face in halls and outside areas.

To find out more about what's going on, head to the events list, and look out on the noticeboards, digital screens, and Facebook groups and Instagram profiles for your hall.

If you've got any questions, please speak to a member of our residence life team or email the team at

Upcoming events

End of Year Fifa Tournament

  • Southsea Terrace, Portsmouth, PO5 3AP
  • 09 June 2022
  • 19:00 - 21:00
End of Year Fifa Tournament

End of Year Beach Walk

  • The Mary Rose Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2BL
  • 08 June 2022
  • 19:00 - 21:00
End of Year Beach Walk