Who's who at Bankside House

A big welcome from everyone at Bankside House. Have a look below to see who is working at your hall. We're here to help you have an enjoyable, safe and successful time at LSE. 

Warden and subwarden pastoral support

The warden's team has a broad mandate and can assist student residents with a range of issues: from health concerns to financial matters and noisy neighbours.

Warden, Debra Ogden
Debra is the warden at Bankside House and manages the team responsible for welfare and disciplinary matters.  

When not in 'warden mode', Debra can be found in the Social Policy Department at LSE where she is the deputy department manager. 

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7955 6169, d.ogden@lse.ac.uk


Warden - Statement of Responsibilities [PDF]


Welfare and emergency support
During the working day, you can visit Bankside reception for general advice and enquiries or immediate assistance in the event of an emergency. A member of the warden’s team is also on duty between 6pm and 8am (weekdays) and 24 hours a day at the weekend to support residents and respond to emergency situations.

To speak to the duty subwarden, you can call reception on +44 (0)20 7107 5750 or visit in person. For non-urgent issues you can also contact your floor subwarden via email, as detailed below, or by saying hello in person (they are a very friendly bunch!).

Floor subwardens
Your first point of contact for general issues, guest requests, kitchen matters etc. should be the subwarden on your floor. However, you can contact any member of the subwarden team for support or advice.

Subwarden, Paroj Banerjee - floor 7

Contact details: p.banerjee1@lse.ac.uk



Subwarden, Andreas Diemer - floor 6

Contact details: a.diemer@lse.ac.uk


Zeynep Kaparoglu

Subwarden, Zeynep Kaparoglu - floor 5

Contact details: z.kaparoglu@lse.ac.uk





Senior subwarden, Sebastian Diessner - floor 4

Contact details: s.diessner@lse.ac.uk


Subwarden, Anthony Kelly - floor 3

Contact details: a.p.kelly1@lse.ac.uk


Subwarden, Ayushi Gupta - floor 2

Contact details: a.gupta101@lse.ac.uk

Ssu-Han Yu

Senior subwarden, Ssu-Han Yu - floor 1

Contact details: s.yu9@lse.ac.uk



Subwarden, Nicola Degli-Esposti - ground floor

Contact details n.degli-esposti1@lse.ac.uk





Reception and administration

The reception team will be your first welcome to Bankside House. Reception is open from 8am to 8pm and our team will give you any relevant information about the hall or surrounding areas.

If we can't deal with your enquiry immediately, we will refer you to the relevant person who can answer your questions.

Contact details:  +44 (0)20 7107 5750, banksidereception@lse.ac.uk

Fabio Valencia

Student services supervisor, Fabio Valencia

Fabio is our student services supervisor, his job is to make sure all your queries are answered.

His aim is to improve the service you receive so please contact him if you have any suggestions, comments or concerns.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7107 5640, f.o.valencia@lse.ac.uk


IT support officer

Kevin Brett

IT support office, Kevin Brett

Support for all halls is provided by Kevin, our full time IT support officer. To contact him, speak to reception or call or email the IT Help Desk, who'll forward your query to him. He's visiting each hall twice a week. You can reach him via the IT helpdesk




Chef manager Glenn Sparks, and his assistant Kabba Sesay oversee the kitchen at Bankside House and ensure that you are well fed and do not go hungry. Speak to them directly or send them an email should you have any suggestions or comments. New menu ideas are welcome - so please don’t be shy. Enjoy your meal!

Chef manager, Glenn Sparks
Contact details:  +44 (0)20 7107 5765, g.sparks1@lse.ac.uk

Assistant chef manager, Kabba Sesay
Contact details: k.sesay@lse.ac.uk

Maintenance and housekeeping

Maintenance engineers, Darren Holmes and Danny Farrell
Darren and Dan are our maintenance engineers. Any maintenance problem you find in your room, from a lamp failure to a leak or a blocked shower, will be taken care of by Darren and Danny. The maintenance team works Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.
Contact details: +44 (0)20 7107 5769, d.j.holmes@lse.ac.uk

Please report any maintenance issues by using the online maintenance report form.

Patricia Velez

Ocean housekeeping supervisor, Patricia Velez

The housekeeping team work hard to make sure we all have a clean and pleasant place in which to work and live. Please help them by keeping your room and communal areas tidy. 

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7107 5768, bankside.housekeeping@lse.ac.uk



Davinder Ratra

Front of house manager, Davinder Ratra

Davinder oversees the everyday operation of the residence and its facilities during term-time as well as during the summer months (July to September),  when Bankside House operates as a B&B. He works to ensure students and visitors have a pleasant and safe stay. If you have any suggestions or complaints please do not hesitate to contact him.

Contact details:  +44 (0)20 7107 5754, d.s.ratra@lse.ac.uk 


Jackie Woodley

Facilities manager, Jackie Woodley

Jackie is responsible for facilities and contracts at Bankside House and Butler's Wharf.

She handles all the health and safety issues including fire procedures.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7107 5770, j.woodley@lse.ac.uk


Service manager, Richard Anderson

Richard takes care of everyone who works here and strives to ensure that his team run a smooth and pleasant service for all residents.
Richard can usually be found working at Bankside House during office hours.

Contact details:  +44 (0)20 7107 5767, r.m.anderson@lse.ac.uk



Working from 8pm to 8am, the security team are located at reception during the night. They will give you any help you need to make sure you live in a nice, quiet and secure place. It's a difficult job, so please work with security to ensure that the hall is kept safe and secure at all times.

Contact details: bankside-security@lse.ac.uk

Social activities at the hall - student hall committee

  • The job of Bankside's student committee is, to put it into simple terms, to make it a cooler place. We hold things like quiz nights, pool competitions, film or casino nights, to name just a few. We run all the events, from huge boat parties to small picnics.
  • We're also in charge of some of the facilities (pool tables, music room, library etc), and in the past we've organised a football team.
  • Clearly, we need money to do all this, which we get from the mysterious common room fee which you all pay along with your rent. With this money in hand, we aim to make your year at Bankside as enjoyable as possible.

To contact your committee please email residences.bankside.committee@lse.ac.uk.
You can contact a specific committee member using their personal email address below.

Committee members 2017-18

General email: residences.bankside.committee@lse.ac.uk

Ugo Itanyi - President, email c.u.itanyi@lse.ac.uk

Zachary Wong - Secretary and Communications Officer, email z.w.wong@lse.ac.uk

Taiwo Aina - Treasurer, email t.a.aina@lse.ac.uk

Rania Ramli - Events Organiser, email r.ramli@lse.ac.ukJeremy

Burey-Abraham - International Officer, email j.burey-abraham@lse.ac.uk

Christian Rubens - Environmental Officer, email c.a.rubens@lse.ac.uk


Not sure who to contact?

For general information about living at the hall, eg insurance or paying your accommodation fees, visit:  Information for current hall residents

To report a maintenance fault, complete the maintenance report form.

For queries about your fees, contact: residences.fees@lse.ac.uk

Select 'Warden' for help with: pastoral care, discipline or to get authorisation for guests staying longer than three nights.

Select 'Services' for: day to day operations, catering, facilities or contract queries.

Select 'Student committee': to see who is organising the social events in your hall.