Every hall at Loughborough has a Warden team. Hall Warden teams can provide immediate pastoral care during your time in Halls as well as facilitating a link to the University team. Below is a message from our Warden, Bee King, introducing herself:
“Hello and welcome to Rigg-Rut hall. To many of our students Rigg-Rut is not just a place to live but an extended family whilst living away from home. This is certainly the case for me and my family, who consider Rigg-Rut students both past and present part of our family.
It is my responsibility to ensure the wellbeing and welfare of all our students and to provide a link to support when it is needed. To do this, I work closely with my team of four amazing subwardens, Student Services, Student Accommodation, the university chaplaincy, and our hall management team at The Hub. As well as providing support to students in Rigg-Rut I am also responsible for the pastoral care of students in John Phillips postgraduate hall next door and any disciplinary matters that should affect hall life.
During normal working hours I am responsible for the Digital Embroidery workshop within the School of Design and Creative Arts at the other end of campus but I live in a Warden house not far from Hall and will often be seen walking through the Student Village or at The Hub. Please do come and say hi wherever you see me – I am easily recognisable with my curly red hair!
Also at the Warden house are my husband, Simon, my daughter Natasha, a flock of hens and a friendly cat. You will most likely meet Simon and Natasha at one of the many High Table events held throughout the year. High Tables are formal dinners usually held at the Village Bar where you will have the opportunity to get to know your hallmates, our warden team, members of staff from around the University, hall alumni, the university chaplains or other invited guests.
You may wonder why the two rather grand buildings surrounding the fountain are also called Hazlerigg Rutland. This is because our hall history goes back to when we inhabited those buildings as our accommodation starting in 1932. We moved to our newer buildings (owned by UPP and managed by Campus Living) in Village Park in 2008 but decided to keep our name as it forms a large part of our proud hall identity.
Hall should be a place where you can work, relax, make use of our facilities and experience a good communal atmosphere. Our Hall Committee work hard to organise a wide range of events and activities paid for by your hall subscription. This can make finding your crowd easier and hall life more fun. It is important to strike a balance between this and your academic workload and to recognise the needs of your hallmates. Consideration for your surroundings and respect for property are included in this. Hall life can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life with so many opportunities open to you. It is up to you to make the most of it.
I wish you the very best time at Loughborough – it truly is a very special experience!
Should you need to contact me, please do email Riggfirstname.lastname@example.org .”
There is also a team of subwardens to assist Bee and provide support during your time in Rigg-Rut.