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Connaught Hall Spring Bulletin 2010

Connaught Hall Spring Bulletin 2010

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The March-April news bulletin for Connaught Hall, a University of London intercollegiate hall of residence.
The March-April news bulletin for Connaught Hall, a University of London intercollegiate hall of residence.

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Published by: Connaught Hall, University of London on Mar 18, 2010
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www.connaught-hall.org.uk
Spring Bulletin
 
March - April 2010
 
Survey results
Thank you for all your responses tothe residents’ survey. A summary ofthe results is now posted in receptionand online. I am publishing some of thefree text responses and the action weare taking based on the survey resultsat
blog.connaught-hall.org.uk 
.
Senior Members
We have two vacancies for SeniorMembers to start in July. SeniorMembers are usually postgraduatestudents who assist me in promotingresidents’ welfare, maintainingdiscipline, and fostering a supportivecommunity environment. Freeaccommodation is provided in a singleroom; en-suite rooms are availableon payment of an upgrade fee ofapproximately £35/week. Informationabout the Senior Member role, detailsof how to apply, and copies of theapplication form are available at
vacancies.connaught-hall.org.uk 
.
Need a chat?
April - June can be a stressful timewith coursework deadlines, exams,and preparing to leave the Hall and allyour friends at the end of the year. TheSenior Members and I are availableif you want to talk things thorough -anything at all - just ask.
Quiet during exams
Please be especially considerate ofyour neighbours over the next fewmonths and try to be quiet. Even if
your own exams have nished, others
will still have work to do. Think howannoyed you would feel if you werewoken up in the middle of the nightbefore your most important exam.
Talk to your neighbours and try toagree on quiet times. If you can’t reachagreement, or if there is a recurrentproblem, talk to a Senior Member.
Remember that other residentsmay want to sleep or study at differenttimes than you, and try to respect theirneeds for quiet time.
Noise travels further thanyou might think, so talk quietly incorridors; don’t let doors slam shut,and don’t run or shout in hallways orstairwells. This type of noise gives riseto more complaints than does loudmusic. Please keep noise down in thegarden.
If your neighbour knocks on yourdoor and asks you to quieten down, bepolite and try to help; you might be theone asking for quiet tomorrow!
Between 11 pm and 7 am you mustmake no noise audible from outsideyour room or the common rooms.
 
From the Warden
 
Security reminder
To protect your property, pleaseremember to always lock your doorwhenever you leave your room and
- if you live on the ground oor or
basement - keep all valuables, laptops,etc., away from the window.
Smoking
We have had to write to quite a fewresidents recently about smoking.Under both English law and Universityregulations, smoking is not allowed
anywhere inside the Hall, nor on rst-oor balconies or the steps outside the
front door. We will inform the Wardenof persistent offenders.
Hall fees
Fees for the third term are due before14
th
April. Please ensure you have apayment plan set up by then. If you’re
having difculty paying your fees, talkto us in the Bursar’s Ofce so we know
what’s happening: we will do our bestto help but we can only do so if youkeep us informed.Remember, the easiest way to pay isonline at
https://epay.london.ac.uk 
.If you have already set up an onlinemonthly or termly payment planearlier in the year, you don’t need todo anything more now.
Readmissions
The Intercollegiate Halls Accom-modation Bureau have asked us tomention that the readmissions processhas closed and no further applicationswill be accepted. If you need help
nding somewhere to live next year,
you should contact University ofLondon Housing Services or visit theirwebsite at
housing.london.ac.uk 
.If all else should fail, there is awaiting list for accommodation in theintercollegiate halls; the waiting listopens in September. Details are postedonline at
halls.london.ac.uk 
.
Dining hall rules & ID
The serving staff are asked tocheck ID for everyone requesting ameal. Make sure you take your HallID card every time you use the dininghall. If you have lost yours, visit the
Bursar’s Ofce for a replacement.
Be considerate of your fellowresidents and dress reasonably formeal times. Bare feet and night wearare not appropriate.
If all the knives & forks are instudents’ bedrooms, we won’t haveenough for everyone in the dining hall.Please return any cutlery you mighthave taken away from the dining hall.We cannot afford to keep replacing it.
 
From the Bursar’s Ofce

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