Connaught Hall is a fully catered intercollegiate hall of residence
Warden: Dr Adrian Clark MBBS MCEM
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Welcome / freshers' events
The Warden organises a programme of events at the beginning of the year to allow residents to meet one another and the staff. These events typically include a number of "Sunday afternoon teas" in the reception lobby, on the days when most students are moving in; two special dinners with wine and/or beer, one including a welcome speech; and a party for residents on each floor hosted by the Senior Member on that floor.
The outgoing Residents' Club Committee organises a special "grand opening night" in the bar in September, and a freshers' party in early October.
Throughout the year
The Warden and Senior Members coninue to organise events throughout the year. The majority of parties and sporting events, however, are set up by the Residents' Cub Committee. You have the opportunity to elect your representaives on the Committee in October. The Warden and the Committee are always grateful for any help in making events happen, so get in touch if you can contribute some of your time or expertise.
Some comments residents made in the annual survey about our social & community events:
What is expected of the Residents' Club 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!
Each November, the Warden is given a number of tickets for resident students to attend the annual Foundation Day celebrations at the University of London Senate House.
Foundation Day is the annual celebration of the grant of the Royal Charter to the University of London. Held at Senate House, the evening begins with the presentation of honorary degrees to a number of eminent individuals by the Chancellor of the University of London, HRH The Princess Royal. Following the degree ceremony, there is a reception where Her Royal Highness likes to meet many of the students present.
For most residents, both home and international, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event; many can hardly wait until the official photographs are available to buy online.
If you want to come, apply for a ticket as soon as the Warden posts notices inviting applications: they get taken very quickly!
The Warden encourages the Residents' Club to organise cultural evenings. Examples in the past have included Christmas dinner, Amercian Thanksgiving dinner, a Chinese New Year festival, and Celtic night. We hope the new Multicultural Students' Forum will help inform and develop these activities to the benefit of students who would ordinarily celebrate these occasions at home, and also for residents to whom the celebration is completely new experience.
Annual Hall photo
The Warden organises a group photograph outside the front of the Hall in May every year. The annual photograph makes a nice memento of your time in Hall so try and make sure you can be here and get in the picture!
Events and societies of your own
We hope the social programme in Hall will be what you want it to be, and will support you setting up open clubs or societies in the Hall to achieve that: whether it's a wine tasting group, chess club, football team, or history society, get in touch with the Warden or with the Secretary of the Residents' Club if you want help to set it up. The Residents' Club may even be able to offer some funding for your group or event.
Photographs of past social events
The Warden’s Team —
Enhancing opportunities for personal, social, academic and
welfare and pastoral care;
The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (reg. no. SC041194)