Resident Advisors, Student Accommodation

The College appoints a number of Residential Advisors (RA's) each academic year. Their primary responsibility is the care and development of student residents. This care includes all aspects of working constantly towards a physically, emotionally and psychologically safe environment. RAs also assist with College administration out of business hours.


  • The Duty RA and RAs generally have the responsibility for supporting community life and providing advice and assistance in College after hours.
  • The RAs also help to ensure that security in the building is maintained by working with residents to control the flow of non-residents into the building, and monitor visitors’ behaviour and movements.
  • The College expects residents to accept personal responsibility for their behaviour and anticipates that they will consider other residents' needs at all times.
  • RAs also act as wardens in the event of an emergency.

How to get involved

By appointment only. Contact the team for more information.


Resident Advisors


RAs are provided with training on how to deal with a wide range of circumstances and to provide advice and support to people with personal concerns.

All of RAs have first aid training and are able to provide such assistance when required as well as take people to hospital for additional treatment if required.


One academic year.


  • Accredited by UNSW Advantage = Yes
    (For recognition on Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement)

Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity


Interest area / Advantages

Accounting & office management, Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership

Contacts and more information


Student Accommodation


Isabelle Creagh, Director, Residential Communities


[email protected]



02 9385 4346

For more information about co-curricular activities, see UNSW Advantage.

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