Welcome to Carr-Saunders Hall, a small and friendly student residence at the very heart of London.
Carr-Saunders could hardly be better located: it is situated in a quiet spot just a few minutes’ walk from Regent’s Park and Bloomsbury, yet also just minutes from the bustle of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road.
Covent Garden, with its cinemas, clubs, theatres, pubs and restaurants is a short walk away. Most importantly, the LSE campus is only a 20-25 minute walk from the Hall.
The Hall is run on a day-to-day basis by the house manager and reception team, who are responsible for ensuring that the building and its facilities are safe and sound.
As warden, I am responsible for ensuring that Carr-Saunders provides you with a safe and pleasant environment in which both to live and study. I am assisted by two sub-wardens who will often be your first point of contact for issues of welfare and discipline, which may include, for example, problems with roommates or the use of shared spaces, or personal and financial issues. In addition, we are lucky to have a dedicated team of peer supporters, students who provide informal and confidential assistance to Hall residents. In order for all residents to live peacefully together, we ask each of you to abide by the house rules and to bring any problems to us as early as possible so that we can resolve them before they escalate.
The Hall committee organises events for fellow hall residents, from excursions around London to games and film nights. If you enjoy organising events, you will have the opportunity to stand for election to the Committee to get involved in making Carr-Saunders a friendly and sociable place to live.
London is an exciting city to live in, with so much to offer. However, it does come with the usual safety issues experienced by major capitals. Those of you who are new to London should read the LSE Campus Safety Tips which also includes information about staying safe off campus and online. Within the Hall, it is important that you keep your room door locked and ensure that the hall entrance doors are closed after you. Any suspicious activity should be reported to security. I hope that you enjoy your time with us at Carr-Saunders Hall. You will be studying at one of the UK’s best universities and living in one of the world’s greatest cities, so there are an incredible range of opportunities available to you over the next year, and I encourage you to make the most of them.
To find out more about the warden's team, student committee and hall staff, visit: Who's who at Carr-Saunders Hall.
Carr-Saunders Hall warden