The RLT are the best part of living in Elms (I’m definitely biased though). When residents first move in, we have welcome and induction meetings that residents should attend – it’s basically a crash course on the little nuances that are different about living in university accommodation.
We also provide a free tea and coffee service every weekday night. It’s such a great way to meet people and make new friends. We’ve loads of board games, pool tables, and ping-pong tables too. We occasionally (at events) have free pizza available too.
Most importantly though, the RLT (your RA in particular) is a first port of call for any problem you have at all. We’re made up of a team of students (the RAs) and staff (the RLCs). We RAs come from a variety of backgrounds, countries, belief systems, but the thing we all have in common is that we are all students too. We understand what you are going through in university when you have a problem.
And if you like the RLT enough, you can apply in the next recruitment window to become an RA for a whole host of amazing benefits, including free accommodation.