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University Hall wardennial team

You can contact the University Hall wardennial team on +44 (0)1334 467167 (internal extension 7167) or by email at‌

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The Wardennial team here at University Hall consists of one deputy warden, Zach Davis, and 4 assistant wardens, Emma Cate Whitefield, Mary Dodd, Caitlin Boyne, and one more to join the team, with me as Warden. Our role is to offer pastoral care, welfare support, provide guidance and foster community spirit within hall. We organise many social activities in Hall including High Table dinners, Cheese and Wine evenings, ‘Coffee and Cake’ events and self-care events, and we like to invite guests to come along to these events to speak to you.

We work very closely with the Residence Management Team who ensure that in-house services are of the highest quality. We also work alongside the Hall Committee which is headed by two Senior Students.  The Senior Students are elected members of the Hall community, who, along with the rest of the Committee, organise many events throughout the year such as garden parties, ceilidhs, quizzes and the hall photo. We all work together to ensure that your student experience is as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.

One of my team will be in the office from 7:00-8:00pm every evening – feel free to pop in if you would like to discuss anything with us. The Wardennial team are very friendly and here to make sure that University Hall becomes a home from home. Please come and see us if you have any concerns, or simply fancy a chat – the kettle is usually on!

Monday-Friday, an Assistant Warden will be on duty from 7pm–8am. On Saturdays and Sundays, an Assistant Warden will be on duty from 2pm–8am. Should you have an emergency and you need to contact us, please dial 7167 from any University phone or 01334 467167 from an external line.

A little about me as your warden – This is my second year as a Uni Haller and I have the very best job as the Warden of University Hall. During the day, I work at the Careers Centre as the North American Opportunities Manager. My background is in university student affairs, but I love to share my Scotland travel gems, talk all things photography, and I’m also a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.

I encourage all University Hall residents to embrace the opportunity to get involved with the events and activities throughout the year. For the next academic year, you will be living in a Hall that is renowned for its traditions and superb community spirit.  The team and I look forward to sharing this experience with you all.

Wardennial Team


Emma Whitefield Assistant Warden Uni Hall

Emma Cate Whitefield

Emma Cate is a second year PhD student in the schools of Psychology and English. She loves exploring Scotland, drinking too much coffee, weird podcasts, and working on her German.

Caitlin 2019

Caitlin Boyne

Caitlin, PhD candidate in the School of Medicine, is very excited to join Uni Hall for the first time and meet all the new and returning students. As a lover of Scotland, travel and the great outdoors, she is always happy to share and swap adventure stories over a mug of hot chocolate. 

black and white image of Mary Dodd, Assistan warden at University Hall, outside with the beach behind her. She is wearing a black and white checked jacket and a button-up shirt, and is smiling at the camera. 

 Mary Dodd

Mary is excited to welcome new and returning Uni Hallers to our Hall Home, where she’s always up for a chat over a cracking cup of tea. A lover of mountainous hikes and old-smelling books, Mary is currently a PhD candidate in the Schools of International Relations, Classics and History – where you might also find her tutoring through a thicket of board markers and coffee cups!

Laura Roe, Assistant Warden at University Hall, stood on a sunny street smiling at the camera. Laura is wearing a black short-sleeved t-shirt, with a purple cross-body bag.

Laura Roe

Laura joined the Uni Hall Wardennial Team this year. Laura recently completed her PhD in Social Anthropology, with a focus on heroin addiction in Scotland, and is currently enjoying teaching first and second year anthropology. Laura loves cats, food-based podcasts and fantasy novels and aims to one day own a Mandolin, with which she will entertain the cats.