Connaught Hall is a fully catered University of London intercollegiate hall of residence; full-time students from all the colleges and institutes of the University areeligible for accommodation here; we aim to provide a secure, supportive, friendly, andtolerant environment in which our residents can study, relax, and socialise.Connaught Hall was established in 1919 by HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaughtand Strathearn — the third son of Queen Victoria — at 18 Torrington Square as aprivate hall of residence for male students, a memorial to the Duchess of Connaught,who died in 1917. The Duke gave the Hall to the University of London in 1928, but itwas not until 1961 that Connaught Hall moved out of Torrington Square to itspresent location in Tavistock Square: a converted Georgian terrace with a Grade IIlisted façade. Women were admitted for the first time in 2001.One of eight intercollegiate halls of residence, Connaught Hall now accommodates215 full-time students of the various colleges and institutes of the University, with aneven mix of men and women, and a great diversity of cultural and social backgrounds.The majority of residents are first-year undergraduates, with around 20% beingallowed to return for a second year; approximately 10% are postgraduates, and abouta third are overseas students.Most accommodation is in single study-bedrooms; there is room for ten students intwin rooms. There is a washbasin in every room, but toilet and shower facilities areall shared. Every room has telephone and internet connections. Amenities include afitness room, laundrette, common rooms with TV, computer room, library, privatecourtyard garden, and a bar managed and staffed by Hall residents. Numerousmeeting rooms are available, which are hired out during the day and early evening; inthe summer, residential courses and conferences are held in the Hall. These activitiesmake a direct financial contribution towards keeping student fees down and facilitatingimprovements throughout the Hall.Many of the residents in Hall are experiencing life away from home for the first time;for some, home is on the other side of the world. And whilst London is undoubtedlya vibrant and exciting place, in can sometimes be a lonely and impersonal city in whichto live. So at Connaught Hall, we hope to be a warm and welcoming “home fromhome”. The Warden, Vice-Warden, and four student Senior Members, all residentwithin the Hall, deal with matters concerning residents’ welfare and discipline; theycan offer advice and assistance on academic and pastoral matters, and help with anydisputes between residents. The elected Residents’ Club Committee, meanwhile,organises social events and runs the Hall bar on behalf of the residents, under thesupervision of the Warden and Vice-Warden. You are encouraged to get to know theWarden’s team and to participate in the activities of the Residents’ Club Committeeto shape the social programme to your requirements.
The Warden, Bursar, and all the staff wish you an enjoyable and successful timeat Connaught Hall.