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‌St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy Annexe Wardennial Team

‌Welcome St Salvator’s Hall. Known affectionately by its current and former residents as Sallies, the Hall comprises the main building and its annex, Gannochy House. Located in the very heart of St Andrews, Sallies is renowned for its rich history and long-lasting traditions, such as the fortnightly High Table dinners.

The Wardennial team for St Salvator's Hall. The Team stand on the steps outside of Sallies, wearing their red Hall jumpers and smiling at the camera.

Warden: Dr Emilka Skrzypek

Emilka S-Oct 2019My name is Emilka and I am the Warden of Sallies. I’m delighted to introduce you to the Wardennial Team, which consists of myself and four ‌Assistant Wardens - aj Hagger, Thomas Hinkel, Toni Niehuss and Antonio Montañés Jiménez. We all live in the Hall and are here to provide you with pastoral care, guidance and support, help you settle in and make the most out of your time in St Andrews. We work closely with the residence management, and our wonderful catering, housekeeping and porters teams to make sure your stay in Sallies is safe and comfortable. We also work together with the Hall Committee, made up of students elected from amongst the Hall residents, to foster community spirit and provide a calendar of varied and exciting events throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to talk about anything that is on your mind, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

You’ll find us in the dining room at most meal times, and one of us will be in the Warden’s Office from 7pm to 8pm Monday to Friday, and from 2pm to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also email us at We are on duty from 7pm to 8am from Monday to Friday, and from 2pm to 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have an emergency or urgent issue, you can call the Duty Assistant Warden on extension 7125, or on 01334 467125 if dialling from an external line.

As students of the University of St Andrews, one of UK’s finest universities, you are joining not only an institution of research and academic excellence, but also a diverse and vibrant community of people and scholars. I strongly encourage you to make the most out of all the opportunities that await you here, get to know your fellow Salvatorians and become actively involved in the Hall life.

Wardennial Team:

Thomas Hinkel

Thomas Hinkel Photo

Thomas is a PhD student in the School of International Relations, where he researches the nexus of conflict and migration. Originally from the U.S, he has spent the past two years living and pursuing his master’s degree in Cairo, Egypt and is always looking for somebody to practice his Arabic with or chat about current events. He additionally enjoys hiking, running, and wasting time on Youtube.

Andrzej Hagger

Andrzej Hagger - Assistant Warden, St Salvator's & Gannochy House

Andrzej (or aj) is a PhD student in the Departments of Philosophy, specialising in the philosophy of language, and tutors for a number of philosophy modules. Between his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees aj has been with the university for about a decade, and whether it's about tea, wine, St Andrews traditions and folklore or whatever is on your mind, he's always happy to have a chat.

Toni Niehuss

‌ ‌Toni Niehuss 2018

Toni is a PhD student in the School of International Relations, researching gender in visual discourses by and/or about terrorists. She is originally from Germany, also lived in the US and Austria, and has now found her home away from home in Sallies. She likes ranting about European politics, having very sugary coffee, playing with paper mâché, and singing 80s and 90s pop songs (badly). 

Aoife McAtamney

Aoife (pronounced Ee-fa) is a Stewardship Assistant with the University’s Development department. Originally from Belfast, Ireland, Aoife moved to St Andrews in 2014 for her undergraduate degree in French, and has been here ever since. She enjoys cooking, long walks along the beach, and making fun of herself on stage at stand-up comedy nights.