Who's who at Sidney Webb House

A big welcome from everyone at Sidney Webb House. The warden presides over student welfare and discipline within the residence. The day to day management is the task of residence manager and staff who look after reception services, cleaning, maintenance and facilities. Contact details are listed on the tabs.

Warden team 

Bethan Ovens

Warden, Bethan Ovens

I’m the warden at the hall, as well as managing the International Student Visa Advice Team in the Student Services Centre. Along with my team of four subwardens, I’m here to help you have a positive experience whilst living at Sidney Webb House.

Contact details: b.ovens@lse.ac.uk 




A team of subwardens assists the warden. One of the subwardens is on duty every evening and throughout the weekend, when they can be contacted through reception (see How to contact us box on the left).

For any non-urgent queries, please use the generic email address below. The information below and more can also be found at reception.

Subwarden, Cedric Leung

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Subwarden, Roberto Sormani

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Subwarden, Liisa Kohonen

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Subwarden, Maryna Khorunzha

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If you have a query about your residence fees, please contact residences.fees@lse.ac.uk

If you have a query about your room allocation or licence agreement, please contact accommodation@lse.ac.uk.  

Please note that LSE administration for Sidney Webb House is carried out by the Residences Fees team, who are based in LRB502 in the Lionel Robbins Building (fee queries only), or by the Residential Services Team, who are based in 3.02 in the Saw Swee Hock Building (all other administrative queries).

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




Residence Manager (Unite Students), Jason Blair
Jason is responsible for overseeing all operational matters in Sidney Webb House, including the reception, the housekeeping and the maintenance teams.  Please do feel free to contact Jason or any member of the reception team, if you have any queries regarding operations or facilities during your stay at Sidney Webb.

Contact details:  jason.blair@unite-students.com


Unite Students are responsible for housekeeping, maintenance and reception duties in the hall.   If you have a query regarding any of these matters, please visit the reception or email sidneywebb@unite-students.com. The reception at Sidney Webb House is staffed by Unite Students advisors from 8am to 8pm, and by Unite Students security staff outside the hours.  

Maintenance and facilities

Maintenance and Facilities at Sidney Webb are managed by Unite Students. If you have a maintenance issue please report this using the MyUnite app, compatible with all IOS and Android operating systems. Visit: MyUnite App

Alternatively, you can log a Maintenance Request online at: Unite students

For further details please speak to the staff at the reception desk at Sidney Webb Hall who will be happy to help. 

Student hall committee

Elected in week two, we are here to serve the residents of Sidney Webb House. We organise social events and also attempt to use our budget to improve the facilities in the hall. 

We care deeply for your welfare whilst you stay in the hall, and we are also responsible for using your common room fee in order to provide events and entertainments throughout the year. Make sure you  keep an eye out for our frequent posters and emails.

How to become a committee member

  • In the first few weeks of Michaelmas term you'll have the opportunity to stand for election. Among the vacant posts are secretary, social events director, volunteers coordinator, and women's officer.
  • It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved in student life and it will make a good addition to your CV / resume. You'll also increase your chances of getting a room in halls the following year.
  • Energetic, dynamic and committed? If this describes you and you would like to stand for a position, contact the committee president.
  • Even if you don't want to stand for a position, you can get involved: contact us with any ideas for events or parties throughout the year. "Strangers are just friends that haven't met yet..."

To contact us, email residences.sidneywebb.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.sidneywebb.committee@lse.ac.uk

Lucile Poitevin - President, email l.r.poitevin@lse.ac.uk

Gabriela De Meaux Vidal-Quadras - Vice President, email g.m.de-meaux-vidal-quadras@lse.ac.uk

Giacomo Sartini - Secretary, email g.sartini@lse.ac.uk

Jan Dropmann - Treasurer, email j.dropmann@lse.ac.uk

Steve Ka Lok Wong - Social Officer, email k.wong23@lse.ac.uk

Christian Santos Wijnrocks - Events Organiser, email c.s.wijnroks@lse.ac.uk

Committee events and activities

We are busy planning lots of social activities to keep you entertained during your time here. Sidney Webb House students work very hard, but like to play hard too. Please look out for emails from the committee and the notice board for upcoming events. 

If you have ideas for things we could arrange, please get in touch.

Past events include:

  • Boat party on the Thames
  • Trip to the London Eye
  • Weekly trips to Borough Market for delicious food, where Jamie Oliver buys his ingredients
  • Trip to the Old Vic theatre, where Kevin Spacey can often be found performing
  • Trip to Shakespeare's Globe theatre
  • Football matches against other LSE Halls, with weekly training sessions
  • Trip to the Imperial War Museum
  • Christmas Party
  • Thanksgiving Party
  • Super Bowl Party
  • St Patrick's Day Party
  • Oscars Party
  • Ten pin bowling event
  • DVD nights on big-screen TV
  • Pool competition, with prizes
  • Live UEFA Champions' League nights
  • Yoga classes
  • Table tennis competition, with prizes
  • Open-door sessions with committee members to discuss any problems/ suggestions

Not sure who to contact?

To report a maintenance fault, please use the MyUnite App. If you do not have access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop, please visit reception to ask the team to log the fault for you.

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

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

Select 'Wardens' for: help with pastoral care, noise complaints or to get authorisation for guests staying longer than three nights.

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

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