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‌St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy Annexe Wardennial Team

Photo of Letizia Vettor

Welcome St Salvator’s Hall! My name is Letizia, and I’m delighted to introduce you to the Wardennial Team, which consists of four Assistant Wardens - aj Hagger, Thomas Hinkel, Toni Niehuss and Adam Welstead – and me as the Warden. We all live in Sallies and are here to help you to settle in, to feel at home, and to make the most of your student experience.

Our role is to offer pastoral care, provide guidance, and foster community spirit within Hall. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for events or improvements, please do get in touch. You’ll find us in the dining hall at most meal times, and one of us will be in the Warden’s Office from 7-8pm, Monday to Friday, and from 1pm to 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays, so you are always very welcome to pop by for a chat.

You can also email us at (the Assistant Wardens) or email (the Warden). An Assistant Warden is 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.

The Wardennial Team works very closely with the Residence Management Team and the Chef Manager and catering team to ensure that all of our residential services are joined-up and student-focused.  In addition, we work closely with the Hall Committee, which is made up of students elected from the hall community, to provide a vibrant calendar of events throughout the year, from the Freshers’ BBQ in September to Sallies Day at the end of the year.

Sallies is a beautiful place renowned for its community spirit, history, and traditions, including our very popular High Table, which runs several times every semester. I would very much encourage you to get involved with Hall life; the Team and I look forward to sharing this experience with you all.


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). 

Adam Welstead

Adam Welstead 2018

Adam works at Student Services and is in the final stages of his PhD studies at the School of English, where his research has focused on contemporary dystopian fiction, theory and politics. He has been lucky enough to be a part of the Sallies community since 2013, and is always happy to be of help or chat about anything and everything with his fellow Salvatorians.