How to contact us

LSE Northumberland House 
Edward VII Rooms
8A Northumberland Avenue



Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5600
Fax: +44 (0)020 7839 8895



Who's who at Northumberland House|


Who's who at Northumberland House

A big welcome from all the staff at Northumberland House. Northumberland, like all LSE residences, has a twin-track management structure: the warden and his team preside over student welfare and discipline within the residence whilst the day-to-day management of the residence is the task of the Service Manager and her staff who have responsibility for reception services, cleaning, maintenance and the facilities within the hall. Here's a little about who we are and what we do:

Warden and subwarden pastoral support


Chandran Kukathas

Warden, Dr Chandran Kukathas
Dr Chandran Kukathas is the most senior member of staff at Northumberland House. He is ultimately responsible for student welfare and discipline within the residence and for ensuring that your stay here is a happy and safe one.

Contact details:| (please contact the subwarden on duty in the first instance)



The subwarden team are fellow students living here in Northumberland House. Each night during the week and all over the weekend, the duty subwarden should be your first point of call for any help or queries. The subwarden rota and duty mobile number are available via reception.

If you would prefer to speak to a male or female subwarden, please use their personal email addresses below. 


Subwarden, Mark O'Connor

Contact details: m.k.o'|

Geetha Reddy

Subwarden, Geetha Reddy

Contact details:|


Sudhanshu Sharma

Subwarden, Sudhanshu Sharma

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Gabriel Coppa

Receptionist, Gabriel Coppa

Gabriel is the full time receptionist at Northumberland House; if you're in reception in the daytime, it's probably him you'll see. The reception staff are there to deal with issues of any sort in the first instance. Even if they can't help, they'll point you in the direction of someone who can.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7107 5603,|



Davinder Ratra

Front of house manager, Davinder Ratra

Davinder is responsible for the day to day management of the Hall and the direct management of the reception team.  If you have any problems that cannot be dealt with by the reception team, Davinder should be your first port of call.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7107 5603,|


Service manager, Sarah Jons (based at High Holborn)

Sarah oversees the running of three residences - Northumberland House, High Holborn and Grosvenor House. As Service Manager, Sarah heads the team and is committed to the provision of high-quality facilities and excellent customer service to students and visitors.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7107 5745,|



Security staff, Magenta Security Service

Weekends and overnight from 9pm to 9am, Magenta Security Services provide our security guards. They will offer help whenever they can, however their prime responsibilities are for the security of residents and helping with urgent needs outside normal office hours. Always provide proof of residence if asked and give them your full co-operation. Note - security guards cannot handle cash, process payments or send faxes and make photocopies.

Contact details: Northumberland House, Tel +44 (0)20 7107 5603

Social activities at the hall

Below is a list of all hall committee members and a quick description of what each of them does in their role. 

They all have their own areas of responsibility, but also help each other, particularly with organising social events.

If you would like to contact your hall committee with any ideas or issues, you can find the most relevant person in the list below. 

Student hall committee 2014-15


President, Nick Massey

Chairs the committee meetings and is responsible for the smooth functioning of the committee. Also represents the residential community of the hall to the warden team, the Residences User Group and the LSE Student's Union.

Contact details:| 


Treasurer, Djelila Delior

Takes care of the money - writing cheques, keeping P&L accounts, maintaining the bank account and approving expenditure.

Contact details:| 


Secretary, Tooba Mushtaq

Responsible for the general administration of the committee. This includes tasks such as minute taking and committee’s communications.

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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 request form|

For queries about your accommodation fees, contact:| 

Select 'Wardens' 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.