Who's who at Northumberland House

A warm welcome from all the staff at Northumberland House. Northumberland, like all LSE residences, has a twin-track management structure: the warden and her 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 facilities within the hall. Here's a little about who we are and what we do:

Warden and subwarden pastoral support


Sarah Lee

Warden, Ms Sarah Lee

Sarah represents LSE at Northumberland House. She is ultimately responsible for student welfare and discipline within the residence and for ensuring that your stay here is a happy and safe one. Sarah is also Service Delivery Manager for Undergraduate Programmes in the Department of Law. You can email Sarah or make an appointment to see her on campus during work hours. 

If you need urgent help a subwarden is on duty every night and weekend and can be contacted through reception or on 0759 5091822.

Contact details: s.lee33@lse.ac.uk (please contact the subwarden on duty in the first instance)


Warden - Statement of Responsibility [PDF]



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, Kiran Phull

Contact details: k.k.phull@lse.ac.uk


Subwarden, Ziyan Wang

Contact details: z.wang22@lse.ac.uk



Subwarden, Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

Contact details: a.m.kauppinen@lse.ac.uk




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, g.coppa@lse.ac.uk




Front of house manager, Roberto Del-Monte

Roberto has worked in and managed several LSE halls and his many years of experience and good humour make him an indispensable part of the team. He is a graduate of the University of Rome. Roberto 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, Roberto should be your first port of call.

Contact details: +44 (0)20 7107 5603, r.del-monte1@lse.ac.uk



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, s.jons@lse.ac.uk



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.

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

Student hall committee 2015-16

Wingchi Yip

President, Wingchi Yip 

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:  w.yip1@lse.ac.uk 


Treasurer,  Antonin Boissin

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

Contact details:  a.boissin@lse.ac.uk 


Secretary, Jeffrey Pierce

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

Contact details:  j.d.pierce@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 request form

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

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.