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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 university life, independent living or 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 private accommodation.

You can get help and advice with:

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

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:

Res Life Assistant Drop-ins

Our Res Life Assistants are returning students who host regular Drop Ins for general advice in Halls reception areas. You will find them in your halls on weekdays between 6pm –
9pm. You can check when your halls Drop Ins are taking place on our posters around your building and on our social pages

Out of hours welfare support

The Res Life Team also provide students with 24/7 emergency welfare support. If you are struggling outside of office hours and need to speak to someone, an Advisor is always on hand to support you - we are accessible via security lodge on 023 9284 3418.

Programme of events

Our Res Life Assistants also host a programme of events for you throughout the year. Our events are centred around four core principles: community building, social, wellbeing and
skills. Our aim is to make sure all students feel welcome, comfortable and safe. But most importantly, we want you to have fun while living here in Portsmouth!

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

You'll find events such as film, quiz and games nights, arts and crafts events, mindfulness events, city tours, pet therapy events and so much more! Our events take place in halls common rooms, across campus and around the city. All first year students are welcome to join our events – no matter what hall it is hosted in!

To find out more about what's going on, check out our social pages on, and look out on the noticeboards, digital screens, and social pages for your hall.

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

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