Welcome back to many of you who were away during the Easter break! Hope you managed to get the rest necessary to face this crucial part of the academic year. As many of you prepare for exams and submit essays, it is important to get enough rest and manage your stress level. In order to assist you with that, we have organised a series of stress-buster events over the month of May. These include a picnic in one of our beautiful local parks, a Zumba dance/exercise session, a colouring-in session, a trip to Tate Britain, as well as a series of inspiring films and a “Exam Prep Toolbox” screening in the cinema. Our regular events, many of which are also great stress busters such as yoga, football, dance classes, etc., carry on as normal to help you balance right between work and play.
Later in the month, we have a major party involving residents of all intercollegiate halls of the Univeristy of London on 27 May, 3-6pm at Cartwright Gardens. Make sure you book tickets in advance in order not to miss this great event.
Our Community Award for the month of April goes to Adeyemi (Ade) Oyebanji, one of our daytime receptionists. He has been described as firm when it came to the rules of the hall but ‘absolutely fair’ as well as ‘very efficient and attentive to detail’. The families also appreciate the fact that he is very kind and patient with children. I have worked with Ade for many years and absolutely agree with these comments.
Finally, please make sure you respect your neighbours’ right to rest/study in peace in this period by refraining from making excessive noise in your rooms/flats. If you want to spend time with your friends in the hall, please do use the Common Room or the LG Lounge.To report noise, you need to contact the receptionists when you are being disturbed for them to investigate and take action at the time.
As always, my team and I are ready to help you with matters of welfare and community. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if and when you need assistance.