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McIntosh Wardennial team

‌Warden: Meha Pande
Staff profile image of Meha Pande.

A warm welcome to McIntosh, everyone! I’m Meha, the Warden of our fantastic hall. I am responsible for the Wardennial service at McIntosh Hall and lead a brilliant team of three Assistant Wardens. For those of you who are new, I hope it helps to know that from the moment I arrived here, the McIntosh community made me feel right at home, and we’ll do our best to make sure you feel that way too. 

Originally from India, I have been in St Andrews for over four years now. During my time here, I submitted my doctoral thesis in the School of English and have worked in Student Services throughout in various Wardennial roles. Presently, I also work as Wellbeing Adviser during the day on Thursdays and Fridays within the Wellbeing, Counselling and Mental Health team at Student Services.  

The McIntosh Wardennial Team are here to support you during your time in hall and at the University, and our primary purpose within hall relates to three key areas: 

  • Student wellbeing – we are here to listen, guide and support the McIntosh community, as well as to promote wellbeing in hall. If there is something on your mind and you’d like to chat with a supportive and non-judgemental member of staff, we’re here and always happy to help. 
  • Building Community – we work with our student committee, residence staff and with you to build community through events, communications and in promoting values in line with our McIntosh motto’s instruction to ‘be a good egg’ to everyone around you.  
  • Creating a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment – we promote and maintain good conduct in order that our hall is safe and comfortable to all, and we work to ensure that inclusivity and respectfulness remain the foundations on which hall life is built. 

The Assistant Wardens and I are very much part of the community. You’ll see us around at mealtimes and social events, as well as when we are on-call out of hours. We also run events in hall, whether the bigger ones as our traditional wine and cheese evenings, or in more routine events that give us regular opportunities to take time out to get together amidst the busy academic semester. You should always feel welcome to come and chat with us about anything that’s on your mind, about challenges you are facing, or to let us know about anything you think we might be able to do better for our McIntosh community.   

How to contact the Wardennial Team

Every night of term, the Assistant Warden on duty will be contactable between 7pm to 8am Monday to Friday, and 2pm to 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. The duty Assistant Warden will also be available for drop-in at the Warden’s Office on ground floor, when you can stop by in person to chat or discuss any questions or concerns you might have, from 7 to 7:30pm Monday to Friday and from 2 – 2:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

To contact the duty Assistant Warden during duty hours, please always call us at 01334467040 (or dial 7040 from the phone in your room) – and please save the number to your phone. To email the Wardennial team with non-urgent questions or issues, you can email mhawteam@st-andrews.ac.uk, and the duty Assistant Warden will usually get back to you at the beginning of their shift. For non-urgent issues that you would like to contact me directly about as Warden, please feel free to email me at mhwarden@st-andrews.ac.uk, and I will be happy to help in any way I can.

Wardennial team‌‌

Damilola Oresegun

Damilola Oresegun

 

‌‌Image of Elena, Assistant Warden at McIntosh Hall. Elena is outside in the sunshine, smiling at the camera.

Elena Romero-Passerin D'Entreves

 

S‌anne Van Den Berg

Dami came to St Andrews to study his PhD in 2017 in the School of Medicine. Before this, Dami originally trained as a Biomedical Scientist but is now currently specialising in Bioinformatics. Dami is originally Nigerian and moved to Scotland from England. He is looking forward to experiencing life in St. Andrews and going on new adventures. Dami is also looking forward to organising lots of events for the McIntosh family.

Elena is French and originally from Paris, where she left to go and see the world, or at least Scotland! She is a PhD student in History, specialising in the history of botanic gardens in the 18th century. Elena loves cooking, French bread, corgis and pineapples, and she is always up for a chat.

Sanne started her PhD in the school of Classics at St Andrews in 2019, working on death-scenes in Tacitus. Originally from the Netherlands, she is excited to explore Scotland’s old castles and go on beautiful hikes in the Highlands. She will never say no to a slice of cake, loves hot chocolate, likes to row, and is very keen to get to know everyone.