Meet your residential life officers

Who are your Residential Life Assistants and what do they do?

Residential Life Assistants (RLAs) are postgraduate student volunteers who host events and support initiatives within your College. They will help you to form a College Committee in the spring, to find your voice and promote your ideas and values. They will support you to shape the ways you can all come together to make your College Community, where every student is welcome no matter what their background and whether living on or off campus.

Fawaz (studying Bio-digital Architecture MSc)

Fawaz is currently studying for a MSc in Bio-digital architecture. "Being an international student in such a diverse student body, I am very excited to be involved in developing a social campus life and help students from all backgrounds to connect with others with shared interests."

Ally (studying Economics MSc)

Ally is currently studying for a MSc in Economics. "I am looking forward to making Kent feel like a second home to everyone and building a greater sense of community."

Maria (studying Forensic Osteology MSc)

Maria is currently studying Forensic Osteology MSc. "The one thing I am most looking forward to as an Residential Life Assistant is helping the community connect and grow within each college but also as a whole."

Ishaan (studying Environmental Anthropology MSc)

Ishaan is currently studying for a Environmental Anthropology MSc. "I am most excited about conducting events where all students come together, feel included, and have a sense of belonging to their colleges."

Daniella (studying Criminology MA)

Daniella is studying Criminology MA. "I am most looking forward to bringing together the communities we have on campus through the various events and ideas we have planned."

RLA festive events

Get involved with The Tw’Elf Days of Christmas competition on your College Facebook page (daily prizes awarded). Find your College Facebook page on the College webpage.

We also have a Christmas Cookies baking event coming up hosted by the RLAs and Kent Union Baking Society for live baking fun! If you’re staying on campus you can borrow the equipment you need for the bake from the College Life team.

We’re adding more events to our College events page so keep an eye out.

College Life Team

The RLAs focus on events but also work closely with the College Life Officers (CLOs) who are experienced, full time staff working in the central College and Community Life team. Your CLOs can offer you individual or group support if you are struggling, by email (, phone, or Teams. Their focus is on welfare, support, and access to specialist services.