Welcome to Sidney Webb House! My name is Dr Orla Lynskey and I am the warden here at Sidney Webb House as well as a lecturer in the Department of Law. I work in conjunction with a team of five subwardens to ensure that you have a positive experience while living at Sidney Webb House.
The warden’s team represent the LSE in the building and are responsible for the wellbeing of students as well as disciplinary matters at Sidney Webb. The Sidney Webb subwardens are experienced and professional yet very approachable. They are your first point of contact when you have any issues which need to be addressed, such as problems with flatmates, financial issues, safety concerns, personal or health problems etc. The subwardens also promote a respectful and safe living environment at Sidney Webb by enforcing the rules set out in your Licence Agreement and initiating disciplinary procedures when necessary. There is always a subwarden on duty at night and over the weekend so please don’t hesitate to contact them when necessary. Visit: Who's who at Sidney Webb House
While Sidney Webb House is an LSE residence, it differs from several other LSE halls as the building is managed in co-operation with Unite Students, an independent accommodation manager. Unite Students staff are available to assist you with any queries or problems regarding the facilities at Sidney Webb House, including requests for cleaning, hiring guest beds or general maintenance issues. You can talk to Unite Students staff at the Sidney Webb reception or find their details by visiting Who’s who at Sidney Webb House.
Sidney Webb House is a fantastic place to live. It is well-connected to the LSE campus by bus while the 35 minute walk to campus takes in multiple London sights such as Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Shard. Weekends can be spent tasting the delights on offer at Borough Market, visiting the Tate Modern and the many museums and theatres in the Southwark area, strolling along the Southbank to soak up the atmosphere or sampling the nightlife on nearby Bermondsey Street or easily accessible Shoreditch. There will also be plenty of activities organised by the Sidney Webb hall committee throughout the year.
I look forward to seeing you participate in residential life throughout the year and hope that your time at Sidney Webb is fruitful and memorable.
All the best,
Sidney Webb House Warden