Hall Warden

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 Rigg-rut_jp_warden@lboro.ac.uk .”

There is also a team of subwardens to assist Bee and provide support during your time in Rigg-Rut.

James Smith

Welcome to family Rigg-Rut! I’m James, the veteran subbie of the team! I have just submitted my PhD thesis in Additive Manufacture (posh term for 3D printing) of biomaterials for medical applications. I reside inside HR-C-13, so if you ever need me, please ring the bell and I’ll come find you! Any questions, queries or problems (as small as they seem), myself and the rest of the team are here to help and ensure you have a fantastic hall experience, here at Loughborough University.

Brian Wong
Hi guys! My name is Brian and I am a first year PhD student at the Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering Department. I live in the subwarden flat in JP-B (ground floor). If you are not sure where it is, it is the flat where his majesty the black cat waits for food. I am here to help and to ensure that everyone enjoys their stay. I moved to England from Hong Kong when I was 14 and did my undergraduate studies in Loughborough. So, I can relate if you have come from a foreign country or are going through any student problems in Loughborough. It can be a bit scary and I have been the exact spot where you are now. So please, any issues, big or small, feel free to get in touch or just to say hi! I am always up for a chat and welcome to the John Phillips/ Rigg-Rut family! I look forward to meeting you all in September!
Catherine Beltran-Rendon

Hi everyone, I’m Cathy, I’m a second year PhD student in the Centre for Biological Engineering and I’m also a sub-warden of HR. I’m here to help you and support you during your time in uni. Anything you need, questions, advice or just a cup of coffee, I’m happy to help! It will be Colombian coffee though, grown on my family’s farm 🙂

Please feel free to get in touch because that’s why we are here for!

Johnny Valadas-Cartucho

Welcome to Rigg-Rut, the Best Hall on Campus! I'm Johnny, one of your sub-warden’s.

It's our job to ensure you have an amazing experience during your time here. I was undergraduate at Loughborough; I've pretty much seen it all. We're here to help you feel part of the Rigg-Rut family, integrate smoothly with our amazing community and empower you to form friendships for life with your flatmates and hall mates. During the day, I'm a PhD student at the Wolfson School, researching Augmented Reality with Airbus. It's like Pokémon Go, but using smartglasses instead of smartphones (imagine real life poké-battles). I'm into apps and start-ups, so if you have the next best app idea, or just need some help, come chat for advice. RIGG-RUT LOVE x