Connaught Hall is a fully catered intercollegiate hall of residence
Warden: Dr Adrian Clark MBBS MCEM
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Officers of the Residents' Club Committee
The President represents the Club in all matters and is responsible for the operation of the Club; s/he sits on University and Hall committees as required; chairs General Meetings of the Club and of the Residents’ Club Committee; distributes tasks to other members of the Committee; represents the opinions and interests of the student residents of Connaught Hall; and liaises with the executive committees of the Residents’ Clubs or Junior Common Rooms of the other intercollegiate halls of residence.
The Secretary is the President's deputy; s/he keeps a permanent record of constituted meetings and is responsible for the safe keeping of all Residents’ Club records; s/he keeps an inventory of the Club’s property, administers subscriptions held by the Club, and is required to furnish members upon request with access to copies of the Constitution. The Secretary is expected to encourage and support the formation of clubs and societies in Hall, liaising with and keeping a record of any such clubs and societies; and to sit on Hall committees as required.
The Treasurer ensures that members’ subscriptions are received; publishes the accounts of the Club; and is responsible for the collection of income from parties and events organised by the Committee. S/he is expected to keep the Committee informed on a regular basis as to the financial affairs of the Club; to be responsible for the safe keeping of the Club’s cheque books, bank statements, and other banking documents; to keep books of account with accurate and verifiable records of all financial transactions made by or on behalf of the Club; to liaise closely with the Bar Manager in keeping the Bar accounts; and to submit all financial records annually to the Clerk to the Club & Senior Treasurer for the purposes of audit.
The Entertainment Officer leads in the organisation of social and entertainment events; advertises and promotes events organised by the Residents’ Club Committee; and ensures the Common Rooms have adequate equipment and furniture. S/he is required to co-ordinate the purchase and setting-up of decorations, DJ equipment, lights, and other items in the Bar for parties organised by the Club; and to liaise with the relevant officers in other intercollegiate halls of residence of college students’ unions to organise larger social events.
The duties of the Sports Officer are to organise sporting activities; to advertise and promote sports events organised by the Residents’ Club Committee; and to liaise with the relevant officers in other intercollegiate halls of residence or college students’ unions to organise competitive sports tournaments.
The Bar Manager is appointed by the Residents' Club Committee; the Warden's approval is required for the appointment to be made. The Bar Manager ensures the efficient operation of the Bar; ensures that relevant health & safety and licensing laws and regulations are adhered to in all aspects of the Bar’s operation; recruits Bar staff as required; liaises with the Entertainment Officer in the organisation of social events in the Bar, and with the Treasurer to keep accurate and verifiable accounts of all transactions undertaken in the course of staffing, stocking, and operating the Bar.
Clerk to the Club & Senior Treasurer
The Warden of Connaught Hall is the Clerk to the Club & Senior Treasurer of the Residents' Club. The duties of the Clerk to the Club & Senior Treasurer are to advise the President on the interpretation of this Constitution; to advise the Treasurer on financial matters; to audit the Club’s books of account annually; to ensure that the Club is operated in such a way that promotes equal opportunities and without discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, creed, disability, political belief, social class, or sexual orientation; to act as Returning Officer in the elections of Officers to the Residents’ Club Committee; to submit temporary event notices to the local licensing authority for late parties; to serve as a banker for the Club; and to represent the Club to University or external bodies if the President is unable to do so.
The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (reg. no. SC041194)