Hi. Welcome to.
Congratulations on gaining a place at Imperial College London! On behalf of the entire wardening team, I am writing to welcome you to Wilson House and to provide you with some important information about Wilson House before the moving-in day, Saturday September 28th 2019.
Wilson House is one of Imperial College’s largest halls of residence, located in vibrant and bustling Paddington, housing around 400 students from all disciplines and various ethnicities. The hall comprises 22 extensively refurbished inter-connected Victorian period houses with a brand new, purpose built residential block to the rear. At Wilson, you will find a combination of single or twin standard and en-suite rooms, with access to shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Each room has a telephone and internet access. Distributed among the houses are communal areas that you will all have access to: common rooms, TV rooms, games room, on-site launderette and meeting rooms. More information about the hall facilities can be found on our website, and in the welcome booklet you will receive on arrival. Please take note that Imperial has a smoke-free policy, and to this effect, no smoking is allowed anywhere in Wilson or its premises.
In addition to reception staff (8am – 6pm), an Imperial College wardening team, consisting of a warden, an assistant warden and 7 subwardens are in residence throughout the year to ensure Wilson is a suitable study environment and to create a safe and fun place to live for all residents. We are all members of staff or postgraduate students at Imperial College, and have a wealth of knowledge on the College and living in halls. We’re here to help you throughout the year and act as one of your main points of contact for any welfare issues, as well as being the College authority for disciplinary matters occurring within halls. The team is also involved in organising numerous social activities for you, ably assisted by 20 hall seniors (undergraduate students who have been selected to live in halls another year), who live amongst you and help you settle in to college life.
We have a full schedule of events planned for the arrivals weekend and the first two weeks of term to help you meet other people from your hall. Many Wilson House events are free, and for those that are not, we have a Hall Activities Fund which we use to subsidise the cost of these events, so these will always cost you less than what we pay for them. These events will be advertised on our website closer to the moving in date and our Hall Seniors will also be on hand to chat with you about what we have planned once you arrive to Wilson House. There will also be an opportunity to buy an events pass, which will give you access to the paid Wilson events happening during the freshers’ fortnight (all proceeds from events pass sales go to the Wilson Hall Activities Fund, which goes towards paying for the events themselves). The events pass will also be available for advance purchase via the Union Shop, and we suggest you buy before you arrive; details will be posted in the Facebook group (see below). We strongly encourage you to attend as many events as possible, where you will have your first opportunities to meet other residents and make friends in College!
Information you can use
Paddington has all the local amenities you would expect, plus a few surprises on the side! Find out more about the local area.
University will be fun, but everyone will have ups-and-downs. Find out about the support available to you and how the team at Wilson will help you settle in.