November Greetings from the Warden!

Greetings!

The change in the weather, the adverts on the Internet and the Christmas lights in our local shopping centre all point to the same thing - Christmas is getting close! At International Hall, we will soon have our Christmas events and our own Christmas tree in the atrium.

In the run-up to Christmas, we have quite a few exciting new developments in the hall. Over the rest of November, we have a few events focused on the University’s Reduce the Juice theme, the environmental initiative in halls of residence to save energy and water and improve recycling. On Monday, 13 November, we have a talk by Marko Ellis, the University’s Sustainability Officer about Reduce the Juice at 5:30pm in the Cinema. To improve recycling at IH, Senior Member Angelina will lead an effort across the hall shortly. You will see her announcement on our Facebook pageshortly. Senior Member Tsveta is working on organizing an environmentally-themed visit to a natural reserve in or around London.

Saeed (Centre) with the participants of the Merengue workshop he hosted as part of the Beginner's Dance Workshops at IH.

Saeed (Centre) with the participants of the Merengue workshop he hosted as part of the Beginner's Dance Workshops at IH.

Our Beginners’ Dance Workshops which have been very popular since the start of November continue until early December. The Bollywood and Merengue workshops were enjoyed by a lot of residents and street salsa, swing, discofox and cumbia to follow shortly. These workshops are organized for IH residents and led by IH residents. No prior experience is needed.

Finally, the opportunity to get active in the Hall as part of the Community Volunteers Committee is now open to all residents. This is a great chance to get actively involved in the social life in the hall, add valuable experience to your CV, have the opportunity to live a second year at IH next year and other privileges. The deadline for applications is this Wednesday, the 15th at 10 pm.

If you need to know more about any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact members of my team.

Best wishes

Dr Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad
Warden
International Hall

Happy October!

Hi All,

I am happy to see so many of you settling in well in your new home, and starting to enjoy what International Hall has to offer, from our great squash court to IH cinema. As part of our September’s theme of Exploring Bloomsbury, it was nice to see many of you enjoying the tour of the area, as well as, the presentation of Ricci De Freitas, our local Bloomsbury historian, and author, about this part of London.

With the World Mental Health Day on October 10th, we turn our attention to mental well-being. On the 10th we will screen A Beautiful Mind a great film centered on real-life struggles of Professor John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner. We will have a discussion about the film and mental health following the screening in the LG Lounge.

On 30 October, Dr Adrian Clark of Connaught Hall will give a presentation about Happiness and Well-being. Our yoga classes and sports sessions are also great ways to enhance your physical and mental health. For those of you who like to dance, we are going to have dance workshops once a week starting shortly, the first of which will be taught by yours truly. Watch this space for more details!

As always, feel free to contact me or my team for any concerns you may have. We are always here to help.

Happy October!

Best wishes
Dr Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad
Warden
International Hall

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Warden's Welcome

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On behalf of the University of London, I look forward to welcoming you to International Hall, one of the largest and best-equipped intercollegiate residence halls located at the heart of the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of London. At the Hall, we pride ourselves on our strong sense of community and lively social atmosphere.

My team will do our best to contribute to the quality of life in the Hall and welcome your involvement in enhancing the community 

Before you arrive at the Hall, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with it using the link below to the hall’s webpage.  I also encourage you to thoroughly read through the Hall Handbook.

We also encourage you to join the Hall’s Facebook group .

My team look forward to meeting you soon. 

With my warmest wishes,
Dr Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad,
Warden