Residential support

All new students moving into a hall of residence will either be met on arrival, or soon after, by their wardennial team. The team will help you settle in and will pass on important information about residence life. They will also let you know about any welcome events for new students in the residence, including the warden’s welcome talk. The timing of the warden’s welcome will vary depending on which residence you are in, but all residents are expected to attend.

The wardens

Within each hall of residence there is a wardennial team, consisting of a warden and a team of assistant wardens. The wardennial team has a lead role in working with residents, the hall committee and the residential services team in fostering a sense of community and hall identity.

The warden and assistant wardens provide out-of-hours contact and support and links to day-time services to ensure that help is available round-the-clock. They are a first point of contact if a health crisis occurs, if a student is in distress or is experiencing difficulties.

The wardennial team is on duty and available between 7pm and 8am every weekday (Monday to Friday) and between 2pm and 8am at weekends (Saturday and Sunday). They also provide drop-in sessions in each hall.

See the wardennial service web page for more information.