Andrew Byrne-King liaises to improve private and uni accommodation options.
About the Position
The Accommodation Officer represents student interests to the Students’ Association and the University on accommodation matters, and informs students of deadlines, changes and campaigns.
Specifically, the Accommodation Officer:
- Serves on the Students’ Representative Council
- Chairs the SRC Accommodation Sub-Committee
- Provides information to students relating to accommodation
- Helps Senior Students run their committees and the Senior Student Forum
- Attends letting agents’ meetings to bring forward student concerns, and listen to theirs
- Coordinates with Transition, the Athletic Union, and the Charities Campaign to run the Hall Champions League
- Runs “how to move in” and “...move out” sessions, flatmate finder events, promote halls applications and marks out of tenancy, and publish the How to Rent guide
- Organises and runs Accommodation Week in Semester 1
- Manages the Sub-Committee’s email address and social media accounts and publishes a regular student newsletter
- Meets with RBS to liaise on the running of halls, and with student accommodation services about halls applications and room allocations
- Meets with other student interest groups such as Transition, Environment Subcommittee, BSN, DSN, Saints LGBT+, CASH
- Helps with hall committee elections before the summer, and at the beginning of Semester 1
- Creates training materials for volunteers with the Private Accommodation Viewing Scheme
Role holders take office in April and end their term the following March. On average, the Accommodation Officer spends between 15 and 20 hours per week on their role.