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Residence Life

What is Residence Life?

Every student living in campus accommodation is allocated to a specific Residents’ Assistant (RA). The RA is a full-time student and a part-time Residence Life staff member who will be living in accommodation alongside you. They’ll be welcoming you to your new community and will look to answer any questions you may have. They will organise a number of events to help you settle in, make new friends, experience new things, and feel part of your new community.

Your RA will help you create a flat agreement and share lots of information to help you adjust to University life. The RAs have experience of living on campus and receive training to make them a great person to go to for advice or support. Take a look at the Res Life poster in your flat kitchen for more information about your flat RA, with details of how to get in contact.

Events and activities

Whether you are based on or off of campus, the Residence Life team will be running a range of events and activities to help you meet new people and feel part of the community.

Further information about events and activities can be found by:

  • Following our Facebook page
  • Speaking with your Residents’ Assistant (RA)
  • Checking your kitchen noticeboard

Out of hours

The main contact for support out of hours is Security:

There will be times where a Residents’ Assistant (RA), may be working for a period in the evening. They may be running social events, completing flat meetings, checking in on residents, or dealing with any other Residence Life matters.

What can the on-call RA help me with?

  • Welfare support
  • Noise disturbances/flat issues
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Advice and signposting

Contact Residence Life

North Houses and North Towers

Residence Life Coordinator: Stefan Pintilie

For queries during working hours (9am - 5pm), email: reslifenorth@essex.ac.uk or speak to your flat RA in person.

For assistance out of hours, contact Security at Colchester Campus

South Courts

Residence Life Coordinator: Illana Flora 

For queries during working hours (9am - 5pm), email: reslifecourts@essex.ac.uk or speak to your flat RA in person.

For assistance out of hours, contact Security at Colchester Campus

South Towers

Residence Life Coordinator: Illana Flora 

For queries during working hours (9am - 5pm), email: reslifesouthtowers@essex.ac.uk or speak to your flat RA in person.

For assistance out of hours, contact Security at Colchester Campus

The Copse

Residence Life Coordinator: Stefan Pintilie

For queries during working hours (9am - 5pm), email: reslifecopse@essex.ac.uk or speak to your flat RA in person.

For assistance out of hours, contact Security at Colchester Campus

The Meadows

Residence Life Coordinator: Lizzy Piggott 

For queries during working hours (9am - 5pm), email: reslifemead@essex.ac.uk or speak to your flat RA in person.

For assistance out of hours, contact Security at Colchester Campus

University Quays

Residence Life Coordinator: Lizzy Piggott 

For queries during working hours (9am - 5pm), email: reslifequays@essex.ac.uk or speak to your flat RA in person.

For assistance out of hours, contact Security at Colchester Campus

Southend Campus

Residence Life Coordinator: Emily Ilieva

For assistance out of hours (6.30pm - 9am), speak to campus security by going to University Square Reception or call 07920 821678

For queries during working hours (9am - 5pm), email: reslifeunisq@essex.ac.uk

Give feedback on Residence Life

Please email with any non-urgent queries, let us know if your RA is doing a fantastic job, or if you are dissatisfied with the response you receive from a Residents' Assistant. A Residence Life Coordinator will investigate and respond accordingly. If you remain dissatisfied please email reslife@essex.ac.uk and address your message to the Senior Residence Life Coordinator, Melissa Porter

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