Receiving an RLA award

Awards for the Residences team!

The Residences team have recently scooped two prestigious awards.

St Marks residences won the purpose-built student accommodation category at the Rate My Landlord Awards held at Leeds University Union on 8 September.

The Rate Your Landlord website aims to allow students to talk about their personal renting experiences and for others to learn from them, helping to keep students safe

Many students are new to the world of private renting, so other people’s opinions can be a useful tool. It allows landlords to respond, and for students to learn about the world of renting.

Rate Your Landlord is a partnership between Leeds University UnionUnipol Student Homes and Warwick Students’ Union.

Student star

Student Penelope Milner was named a College and University Business Officers (CUBO) Residence Life Student Star for her work at Devonshire Hall.

Penelope was shortlisted with other assistants across the UK and was one of only six people to receive the award.

Residence Life Assistants (RLAs) are essential to the successful operation of student accommodation, offering round-the-clock peer support to help make life in halls the absolute best it can be.

Penelope was nominated by the team at Devonshire for making a significant impact in the community and working to promote sustainability by organising weekly litter picks on the grounds.

She has also been working on developing a website about the Society of Old Devonians to celebrate the history of the hall, which first opened its doors to students in 1930.

Penelope said:

“It was an honour to attend the CUBO conference to accept my Student Star Award in recognition of the work I have been doing in my Hall of Residence as the President of the Student Hall Executive in my first year and as a Residence Life Assistant in my second year.”

“During my time at the University of Leeds, I have created a partnership between the North Hyde Park Neighbourhood Association and Leeds Rotaract Club which I established in October 2021. Rotaract is a charity with clubs located across the world and over 200,000 members aged 18-30 who are passionate about volunteering for charitable causes.”

Find out more about Residential Services at the University of Leeds.