Student Assistant in Halls

One thing I find really good at Edge Hill is the student assistant programme that they offer. Moving away from home is nerve-racking for anyone and Edge Hill understand this. Therefore, they offer each block of halls a student assistant. This is a 2nd or 3rd year student who is experienced with living in halls and will be on hand to offer you any support that you need.

I found this really useful because it meant that you not only have someone who knows what they are talking about but you can go to them for advice that you may not want to ask your parents or admit to your friends that you are unsure about.

When you first arrive they will come and introduce themselves to you and they will offer you to add them either by social media or text. They will then give you the information you need about safety in halls including the fire drill procedure etc and will tell you where the important places are on campus.

I know at first you may be apprehensive to ask them things as you don’t want to bother them, but the is their job and they are there to offer you the help that you need. They will be happier if you have asked them rather than struggling in silence.

My advice to you would be to get to know your student assistant as they can offer you the experience that you don’t have. They can be your point of call when you need someone and even if you don’t need their help during your first year, they can be another friend to you and friendly face when you are returning back to your halls.¬†You may find that you make friends with people in the year above and that they can offer you the help but the chances are the first few days you won’t have joined any societies and will only have associated with freshers and so this is unlikely.

This is also something you may want to consider for your 2nd and 3rd year at Uni. You may want to offer guidance to the freshers you meet and the bonus is you can get paid for doing this! You live on campus and get to help other people whilst being paid for it.

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