Who is who at Lilian Knowles House

Lilian Knowles House has a great team of people all of who are dedicated to making your stay as enjoyable, safe and comfortable as possible. The majority of the staff are employees of Sanctuary Students but there is also an LSE School Representative to provide a link back to the School. The student committee makes a great addition to the team.

LSE School Representative and senior residents

The student welfare team is made up of four senior residents (employed by Sanctuary Students) and the LSE School Representative.


Leo Beattie,  LSE School Representative

Leo  lives at the residence and provides a link back to the School. His role is to oversee the welfare of students living at Lilian Knowles House. He works closely with both the student hall committee and the Sanctuary team to make sure your time at Lilian Knowles House is safe, comfortable and enjoyabe.

Contact details: l.t.beattie@lse.ac.uk



Senior residents
The senior residents are on duty overnight and at the weekends. They are also LSE Students and all live in the building, so they have a great understanding of life at LSE and Lilian Knowles. Their key role is to be a first point of contact outside of office hours. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need assistance.
All senior residents can be contacted via reception. 

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7492 4960

Management and administration

Accommodation manager
The accommodation manager works for Sanctuary Students and oversees the day to day management of the building and it's services. S/he manages the housekeeping, reception and senior resident teams. 

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7492 4960

Assistant accommodation managers
The assistant accommodation managers are working for Sanctuary Students, and can be found at the front desk during office hours. Contact them about fees, guest beds, maintenance issues or general queries.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7492 4960, lilianknowles.house@sanctuary-students.com

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




The Lilian Knowles handyman is looking after the fabric of the building and dealing with faults and breakages. If you have a maintenance issue please report it to reception.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7492 4960, lilianknowles.house@sanctuary-students.com


The housekeeping team do a great job in keeping the building clean and tidy and they can often be seen around the building, especially in the morning. If you have any queries about housekeeping, contact reception.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7492 4960, lilianknowles.house@sanctuary-students.com


Contract security
Sanctuary Students have contracted security to provide overnight cover on the front desk. The security guards are able to provide most of the daytime services but cannot handle payments. Security ensure that the building remains safe so please be co-operative if they ask for ID.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7492 4960 

Student social committee

  • All members of the committee are full time students living at Lilian Knowles.
  • They are elected at the beginning of each academic year and voluntarily dedicate their time to help make life at Lilian Knowles better. 
  • More details about the committee are displayed on their notice-board near the common room.

To contact your committee please email residences.lilianknowles.committee@lse.ac.uk.  Or, you can contact a specific committee member using their personal email address below.

Committee members 2017-18

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

Pragya Maini - President, email p.maini@lse.ac.uk

Ranjula Singh - Secretary, email r.singh24@lse.ac.uk

Ema Grajcarova - Environmental and Sustainability Officer, email e.grajcarova@lse.ac.uk

Giulia Ceccarelli - Environmental and Sustainability Officer, email g.ceccarelli@lse.ac.uk

Gabby Alziari - Wellbeing Officer, email g.alziari@lse.ac.uk

Not sure who to contact?

To report a maintenance issue, please contact reception.

Select 'Student welfare team' for: help with pastoral care.

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

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