Category: RA Recruitment 2017/18

Five reasons why you should become an RA

Guaranteed accommodation
tool-tidy-shedFlatting privately takes a lot of work. As an RA you are guaranteed accommodation which means you can spend your summer picnicing in the sun, as opposed to trawling through the internet trying to decide if you can afford to live in a garden shed in Zone 1.

giphy (1)Meet new people
RAs in 2017/18 are solely in charge of community building, which means you’ll be making sure that residents are making friends and having fun. You’ll be hosting parties, running competitions and posting on Facebook. Basically, you’ll be paid to socialise!

Do what you love
Want to save the planet? Passionate about Frisbee? As an RA you can promote your interests and be involved in tonnes of different activities. RAs encourage students to get involved in everything that King’s has to offer!

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Get a CV boost
You probably hear this a lot now that you’re an adult. But trust us, having experience as an RA will improve your employability. You’ll be employed by King’s College, and undergo professional training in health & safety, event planning and leadership to name a few.  This professional experience will look better on your CV than flipping burgers or serving pints at your local pub.

 

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Help people
Did you know that helping people is one of the best ways to improve your personal happiness? As an RA you’ll be using your own experiences to help our new residents settle into independent life. This is the best part of being and RA – making a difference to the lives of our students.

Meet an RA: Jay

Are you interested in joining us as an RA for 2017/18? Recruitment is now open, head to our recruitment web pages for more info!


Being a Re14368725_117077352085300_7655919667509799593_nsident Associate has helped me develop qualities and skills that will enhance my employability in the future. Throughout the role, I have built on my confidence and learnt to speak to people from all walks of life. I enjoy chatting to residents and feel confident being a hub of support.

In my spare time, the other Residence Associate and I enjoy cooking dinner for each other and inviting our neighbours over to eat with us! We enjoy going to Guy’s Bar most Wednesday’s to have fun and take advantage of the cheap food and drink. I take part in the BeActive Hall’s programme, attending free yoga classes every day and encouraging the residents within my hall to join me. It’s an enjoyable hobby that helps me destress after working hard as a nursing student.

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Being a Resident Associate allows me to meet new people and throw events the way we as a team want to! My favourite events we have thrown for students were a tie-dying competition and any event involving pizza and beer. On the welfare side of things, nothing makes me feel like I’ve achieved something more than when I get to help students and point them in the right direction for the support they need. This job role has been one the hardest to do but also one of the most rewarding.

Jay Hamblett
BSc Adult Nursing (Final Year)
Residence Associate, Wolfson House

 

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