Residence Life

Residence life 2021-2022 team sitting on a hill wearing matching red team jackets

The Residence Life (ResLife) coordinator leads a team of three ResLife assistants and ten experienced live-in wardens. They are a friendly first point of contact who are here to help ease the transition into campus life.

The team also host a busy calendar of events, creating an inclusive and welcoming community on campus. We encourage all residents to come along to our events as they are a great opportunity to meet your wardens and form new friendships with fellow resident students.

How ResLife can help you

The Residence Life Hub is a welcoming environment where all resident students can find support for any challenges they may be facing. The friendly team can offer practical information, emotional support and signpost you to relevant University services.

ResLife are here to help students who:

  • are having difficulty settling in to halls or University life
  • are facing conflicts with their flatmates, for example over cleanliness or noise
  • require further support from the wellbeing or disability teams
  • require support for mental health
  • have any questions regarding campus life

ResLife events

All our events are shared on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter) (@HWUReslife).

Please visit WattLiving for help and advice on what you need to bring with you and details of all upcoming events. 

ResLife FAQs

I forgot my key and I am locked out. What do I do?

Contact SafeGuarding Services on 0131 451 3500 using the red phone in the corridor, or through the SafeZone App. 

Please note, if you are locked out four times, you will be charged £50. This will happen after every four times you are locked out.

Where do I collect Royal Mail parcel deliveries?

All Royal Mail parcels and mail requiring a signature will come to the parcel room next to the ResLife Hub. Please wait until you have an email from us confirming it has arrived then follow the instructions on the email to collect.

Who do I contact for repairs and maintenance?

There is QR code in your kitchen to log and report non-emergency maintenance. General repairs are carried out by our Estates department after issues are logged on our system. Please see WattLiving for further information. 

How do I report an urgent maintenance issue?

For any emergency maintenance please contact SafeGuarding on 0131 451 3500 (lack of power, securing rooms, leaks).

What do I do if I can't connect to the WiFi?

Our internet is provided by Glide. We have information leaflets available in the Hub with how to join the student network, or you can contact Glide by phone on 0333 123 0115, email at or tweet @GlideStuHelp.

How does the laundry work?

Each hall has a laundry room with instructions posted up on how to buy a laundry card and top it up, and how to use the app. If you need any help, please come to the ResLife Hub and we will assist. To report any technical issues please contact Circuit.

Key information

Residence Life

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Christina Miller Halls West: 09:00-22:00

On-campus Accommodation Office (Edinburgh Campus)

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Opening Hours: 10:00 - 16:00
In person appointments: MyHWU


+44 131 451 3500 or use the SafeZone app or a red emergency telephone

Disability Service