If you have any concerns about living in our accommodation - whether these involve yourself, or other students - or if you simply need more information, please contact us.
Emails sent to the main Residence Life address will reach the Residence Life Administrator and Residence Life Co-ordinators who will ensure your query is answered or sent to the appropriate individual.
For routine enquiries during normal working hours, contact the Residence Life Administrator by phone.
For enquiries regarding Residents Assistants and the programme of events during normal working hours, contact the Residence Life Co-ordinator by phone.
For more serious concerns during normal working hours, contact the Assistant Director (Residence Life) by phone.
Pollock Halls Reception Centre is manned 24 hours a day, either by our full-time Reception staff or (out of office hours) by our Security team.
Edinburgh University Students' Association runs the Advice Place which is the free advisory service for all students at the University of Edinburgh. As part of Edinburgh University Students' Association, they are able to offer and impartial advice on anything and everything related to University life including accommodation'
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|Ascham Courtemail@example.com||Jacky McKinney|
|West Mains Roadfirstname.lastname@example.org||Alistair Todd and Elaine MacLean|
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We offer support both to new students and also those returning to our accommodation for a second or subsequent year. The mechanisms through which support is delivered vary slightly from one type of accommodation to another.
University flats are managed by an Accommodation Manager (AM), a full time member of staff working Monday - Friday who is not personally resident in the accommodation. In addition to dealing with all aspects of the maintenance of the accommodation, AMs are also responsible for providing pastoral care and resolving any discipline issues that may arise. Your AM should normally be the first point of contact if you are experiencing problems.
In those blocks of flats which are designated for new students (primarily first years) we employ students as Resident Assistants (RAs). They must be in their second year (at least) and have experience of living in shared accommodation. Unlike AMs, RAs are actually resident in the property and they are on duty (on a rota basis) each night and weekend during the semester. They have a vital role in organising social and sporting events for residents. If a student feels lonely or that they are becoming isolated, the RA will visit and try to introduce them to others or encourage them to attend social functions. If the RA feels there is a deeper problem, the matter will be referred to the AM.
The RAs have office hours on a regular basis to answer student queries and resolve issues that arise out of normal business hours. Upon arrival at your site please refer to the information provided by your Accommodation Manager regarding site specific office hours. Each night and weekend there is an RA on duty who can be contacted via the Reception Centre at Pollock Halls. In cases of extreme emergencies, an Accommodation Manager can be contacted outside normal working hours by contacting the Reception Centre at Pollock Halls. This call out service is only intended for real emergencies - matters which cannot wait to be resolved until normal office opening hours.
All University halls and residences are managed by an Accommodation Manager (AM), a full time member of staff working Monday - Friday who is not personally resident in the accommodation. Unlike their counterparts in University flats, AMs in halls are less likely to be involved with providing pastoral care or resolving students' problems.
Wardens in halls are members of University staff (or, exceptionally, postgraduate students) and are employed to look after students' interests while they are living in University accommodation. They are appointed to a specific house and are resident within that house. Wardens have responsibility when required for pastoral care and for student discipline within their house. Wardens are assisted in their duties by Resident Assistants (RAs). The actual number of staff varies depending on the size of the house concerned. Any students who are experiencing difficulties should be referred in the first instance to their Warden.
Wardens can be contacted via their house email address, some houses also run office hours which are times when an Resident Assistant or Warden will be available for face-to-face contact in the House Office.
Resident Assistants in Pollock Halls have experience of living in shared accommodation. They too are responsible for planning the social events calendar for the house. Like their counterparts in the flats, Resident Assistants serve on the duty rota with the Wardens for after hours emergencies each night and weekend during the semester. If a student feels lonely or that they are becoming isolated, the RA will visit and try to introduce them to others or encourage them to attend social functions. If the RA feels there is a deeper problem, the matter will be referred to the Warden.
During semester, one of our staff (Warden or Resident Assistant) is always available to be contacted outside normal working hours. They can be contacted via the Reception Centre at Pollock Halls. This call out service is only intended for real emergencies - matters which cannot wait to be resolved until normal office opening hours.
This article was published on Jul 3, 2013