Roles and responsibilities

As you would expect, our Resident Tutors’ responsibilities vary widely. However, there are fixed responsibilities that are undertaken. To give you a better insight into the role our Resident Tutors play, we have detailed their main responsibilities below.

Senior Resident Tutors (Treforest Campus)

  • to exercise pastoral responsibility and care for students resident in Halls
  • to exercise line responsibility for Resident Tutors
  • to maintain good order within the Hall and, where necessary, to exercise disciplinary powers in accordance with the Halls Disciplinary Procedure
  • to encourage resident students to participate in Halls life through social and other events
  • to participate in induction meetings and informal meetings as directed by the Principal Resident Tutor and/or Head of Student Services
  • to liaise with other Resident Tutors, Accommodation Services, and Student Services and to keep abreast with all activities and developments within Halls and the University generally
  • to liaise, communicate with all student bodies and representatives and all those sectors of the University which support and interface with Halls
  • to become familiar with and to assist in the execution of all Health and Safety procedures
  • to encourage a broad spectrum of participation in Halls life and the development of good relationships in the wider community
  • to be available throughout the term for student consultation and to participate in a duty rota to ensure that all students and outside agencies have an immediate named person to contact in the event of an emergency or other pressing matters.

Resident Tutors (Treforest Campus)

The Resident Tutor team deliver a quality Welfare and Disciplinary Service to resident students through the adoption of various good practices and policies. These good practices include:

  • Newly arrived students are welcomed, shown around their home and assisted in settling in their new environment
  • Development and adoption of protocols and procedures to effectively deal with problematic situations such as Mental Ill-Health and Meningitis
  • Protecting the wellbeing of residents from ill-behaved individuals through the implementation of Halls and University Regulations
  • Ability to respond instantaneously to pressing matters and in cases of emergencies
  • Monitoring of services and accommodation standards. Liaise with other member of staff involved in running Halls (Resident Tutors Service & Hall Managers) to ensure a consistently high quality customer service.

Senior Resident/ Resident Tutors (Cardiff and Newport)

  • To exercise pastoral responsibility and care for University of South Wales students based in Cardiff in their area of responsibility.
  • To encourage resident students to participate in halls life through social and other events.
  • To arrange and deliver induction meetings and informal meetings as directed by the Resident Tutors Services Manager and/or Director of Student Services.
  • To liaise with the relevant Liberty Living accommodation staff and Student Services and to keep abreast with all activities and developments within halls and the University generally.
  • To liaise and communicate with all student bodies and representatives and with all other relevant external agencies as appropriate and necessary.
  • To become familiar with and to assist in the execution of all health and safety procedures.
  • To attend meetings as directed by the Resident Tutors Services Manager and/or Director of Student Services.
  • To encourage a broad spectrum of participation in halls life and the development of good relationships in the wider community.
  • To normally be in residence during term-time and to be available throughout the term for student consultation and to participate in duty rota which will exist to ensure that all University of South Wales resident students in Cardiff halls and outside agencies have an immediate named person to contact in the event of an emergency or other pressing matter.
  • To support and cultivate the University’s Mission Statement at all times.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required by the Resident Tutors Service Manager and/or Director of Student Services.