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Warden: Dr Adrian Clark MBBS MCEM
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Connaught Hall Residents' Club
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All University of London student residents are automatically members of the Connaught Hall Residents’ Club. Non-University of London Summer guests may apply for temporary membership.
SubscriptionsHall residents are billed £30 per year in subscriptions to the Residents’ Club. This is used for newspaper subscriptions, TV licences for the common rooms, decorations and snacks for social and cultural events, and games, sports equipment, and party music / lighting equipment.
The Residents' Club is operated according to its constitution. Changes to the constitution must be approved by a majority at a general meeting of all Hall residents. The Clerk to the Club & Senior Treasurer (who is always the Hall Warden) is the final arbiter of what is or is not constitutional.
The Residents' Club Committee
The Residents’ Club Committee is made up of five elected Hall residents: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sports Officer, and Entertainment Officer; the Warden (as Clerk to the Club & Senior Treasurer), the appointed Bar Manager, and two Senior Member representatives are also members of the Committee.
The Committee runs the bar and organises various social and sporting functions, funded by the subscriptions which all residents pay; this income is also used to provide newspapers and magazines.
The Warden organises the elections in October, and then continues to oversee the Committee’s activities and financial management during the year. Ask the Warden for details if you are interested in standing for election.
The Club holds an Annual General Meeting in term 2 at which the Officers present a report on what they have been doing since the election and what they hope to achieve in before the end of the academic year. The Club membership votes on their proposals and has an opportunity to re-direct the Committee if necessary.
Management of the bar
The Residents’ Club Committee manages the bar on behalf of all residents, under the supervision of the Warden, who also holds the club premises alcohol licence. One of the Senior Members is appointed as the Bar Supervisor to assist the Warden in overseeing the bar.
The Warden appoints a Bar Manager each year, on the advice of the Residents’ Club Committee, to manage the bar staff, stock control, banking, and other day-to-day matters. The Bar Manager is a paid position. He or she attends Committee meetings but may only vote on matters relating to the bar.
Get involved!Joining the Committee is a great way to get involved in the life of the Hall, meet lots of people, and make the most of your time here. It’s also a really good addition to your CV and can add weight to your application for re-admission to Connaught Hall next year.
Even if you don’t want to stand for election, you can still get involved with the Committee: send them your suggestions for events and activities, offer to help organise parties or sports events, or even think about setting up your own groups or societies and apply to the Committee for funding. The Committee have a responsibility to help you set up clubs and societies (although funding is at their discretion) so just ask.
What is expected of the Committee
The Warden has published a “minimum expected” schedule of activities and events that the Residents’ Club Committee must achieve each year, and he will hold the Committee to account if they fail to do this - and so should you: after all, they are spending your money!
Throughout the academic year: meet regularly; publish minutes of every meeting; publish accounts regularly; administer newspaper & magazine subscriptions; encourage residents to form their own clubs & societies; a regular entertainment activity (pub quiz / movie night / open mic. / cheap theatre tickets / etc.); two regular sports activities (football / table tennis / running / dance lessons / rugby / self-defence / yoga / etc.).
October: a welcome party; and an event for Hallowe’en.
November: an event in the bar - a pub quiz / open mic. night, etc.; a large sports event / tournament; a trip - cinema / theatre / day trip to tourist attraction / etc.
December: a social / cultural event - cheese & wine / foods of the world / etc.; buy Christmas trees & decorations and organise a tree dressing event; live music or an outside speaker & carols for Christmas dinner; a Christmas ball / party.
January: a welcome back event; a social / cultural event - cheese & wine / foods of the world / etc.; the Club Annual General Meeting.
February: a Valentine’s event; a large sports event / tournament; a trip - cinema / theatre / day trip to tourist attraction / etc.
March: an event in the bar - a pub quiz / open mic. night, etc.; a social / cultural event - cheese & wine / foods of the world / etc.
April to June: a large sports event / tournament / sports day; a trip - cinema / theatre / day trip to tourist attraction / etc.; a summer ball.
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