What is Residence Life? - an overview of support and engagement available in accommodation

Did you know Residence Life responded to 3,136 welfare cases in 2017-18 and provided 33,439 opportunities for students to attend Engagement and Development activities.

This session has been developed to communicate how we work with students in residence in order to respond to welfare issues and to promote student learning outside of the classroom enabling our students to move towards independent living. The session will also help identify how Residence Life can best support your students who are living in university accommodation.

We will demonstrate how Residence life provides learning opportunities and how these are assessed.

We will highlight how Residence Life can support students both academically and in the residences and how faculties can work with Residence Life to further support individuals.

We will also outline the partners we work with across the University eg. Collaboration projects with Widening Participation, and joint working with University of Sheffield international College and how to best access the support and engagement Residence Life offers.

The session will run through a number of case studies and open discussions between attendees as to how support in accommodation can benefit the Sheffield student experience.

The aims of the session are

  • To open dialogues between all departments and Residence Life
  • To create links between academic departments and residence in order to better support students
  • To outline previous successes of Residence Life in order to engage with more students
  • To communicate how and why Residence life helps promote student persistence and achievement
  • Ensure a positive Residence Life profile and presence within the University
  • Communicate how the Residence Life learning themes contribute to the University strategic plan

Format: Presentation, discussion and Q&A

Audience: All staff from academic and professional services departments whose role includes supporting students.

Length: 1 hour

When: dates/times

  • 21 November 2019 - 2.30-3.30pm
  • 12 February 2020 - 3.30-4.30pm
  • 18 May 2020 - 3.00-4.00pm

You can now use the Learning Management System (LMS) to register your interest/reserve your place on one of these sessions.

If you have any queries please email supsup@sheffield.ac.uk.