Accommodation - University of Leeds


What's Involved?

You'll work with a team of other sub-wardens in your residence, taking it in turns to provide a responsible student presence during evenings and weekends. Typical duties might include (but not be limited to) any of the following:

  • welcoming students at intake weekend
  • dealing with noise complaints
  • breaking up unauthorised parties
  • admitting locked out students or new arrivals to their rooms
  • helping new residents settle in
  • offering help and advice to residents, in some cases signposting them to professional support services within the University e.g. Student Counselling/Nightline/Student Medical Practice
  • being present in the Residence Office at designated times to deal with enquiries or post collection
  • visiting flats on a regular basis
  • walking around the site/performing locking up duties in the evening
  • responding to any calls received on the sub-warden mobile
  • attending and sometimes providing support at social events organised by the Residents' Committee
  • assisting in fire drills
  • acting as a link between the residence Warden(s), Residence Office staff and students

How often am I on duty?

Each residence operates a rota so you’ll be rota’d for at least one day in every 4 with a weekday rota starting at 6pm and finishing at 8am the following morning. A weekend rota starts at 8am and finishes at 8am the following morning. Each day/night involves periods of being “on duty” when you are carrying out designated tasks and periods of being “on call” when you are responding to any calls received. A weekday night will involve being “on duty” from 6pm to 9pm and from 10:30pm to 11:30pm, with the rest of the time (and between) being “on call”. On a week-end you’ll be “on duty” from 10am to 12 noon and from 10:30pm to 11:30pm with the rest of the time (and between) being “on call”. When on call you are at liberty to carry on with your studies/sleep as normal until you receive a call so you need to keep the duty mobile phone with you at all times to deal with any issues that may arise. Whilst “on call” you should stay on site, or as close to the site as possible (no more than 10 minutes walk away).

Sentinel Towers common room

  1. What's Involved?
  2. Interested in becoming a sub-warden?
  3. What kind of person are you looking for?
  4. What kind of accommodation do I get?
  5. How can I apply?