The Wardens act as your first port of call for help and support for any matters relating to life in halls. The Wardening team are here for your safety, wellbeing and discipline – but also to make sure the Hall runs smoothly and you have an enjoyable first year at university.
Wilson House has a Warden, an Assistant Warden, and seven Sub-Wardens (who together make up the Wardening team). The wardening team are here for you, so don’t hesitate to stop by or approach anyone of us if you see us in the hall. We wish you a very happy and successful year, and look forward to meeting you all!
Meet the Wardening team below.
Welcome to Wilson House and Imperial College London. I’m Luke – your Warden – which means my job is to manage the Wardening team to ensure a safe and inclusive environment here at Wilson.
I’ve been at Imperial for some time having recently completed my PhD in Educational Development. As I continue in this new and exciting area of research, my ‘day job’ isn’t a million miles away from my work in halls, given my passion is centred on student learning and development. I was at one point an Imperial fresher like yourselves and have since held every position in the Imperial Hall of residence system. I can safely say that you’re joining an outstanding institution and one of the best Imperial halls located on the doorstep of Hyde Park.
Outside of work, I’ve always been physically active having played sports like basketball and badminton (I’m 193cm tall)! I’m very close with my family and friends, which means I also understand the challenges associated with moving away from home to attend university. I therefore see my role as Warden as leading our incredibly capable team of Hall Seniors and Subwardens to help you get the best out of your first year socially and academically.
Don’t be afraid to get involved with everything here at Wilson house and to reach out in future via the duty phone or otherwise. I’m looking forward to the year ahead!
Welcome everyone! I’m Ruben Doyle, the Assistant Warden of Wilson House. As part of the wardening team, my aim is to provide you with a safe, comfortable and fun home during your first year of university life!
I am currently in my 8th year of Imperial, having completed a MEng in Mechanical Engineering followed by a PhD in Biomechanics. I am now a Postdoctoral Researcher working on additively manufactured tools for joint replacement surgery. When not working or wardening, I like to spend my time cycling, running and swimming, competing in triathlons or long-distance events (making sure to wear out my knees and hips early!). I also enjoy ice hockey, climbing and hiking. When possible I love to get out to local music gigs, so London is a perfect place to live!
To all of Imperial’s new students, a warm welcome! To our returning students: welcome back! I look forward to meeting you all, please feel free to come and have a chat anytime.
Hello everyone! I am Pratik from Nepal, one of the sub-wardens here at Wilson. I am currently based in department of Bioengineering (PhD) and my study involves modelling blood flow in coronary arteries. Prior to this I was in the Aeronautics department as an undergraduate.
At Imperial, there is a vibrant student life and a lot of support available if you know where to find it. Having lived in Wilson as a fresher and been an active member of Imperial community for the last 7 years, I know how difficult it can be for students to transition from home to living independently. Our team is here to support you where possible and create a friendly community by organising various events. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any issues and I will do my best to help you resolve it.
In my leisure time, I love to hit the gym and play football. I am always up for a kickabout in Hyde park or even a match, so do get in touch if you are a football person. I also enjoy meeting and sharing ideas with like-minded people, and I look forward to meeting you all through various events we have planned throughout the year. Hope you have the best time of your life here at Wilson!
Hey everyone – a warm welcome to Wilson House. I am Aileen, one of the new subbies at Wilson House.
I studied Chemistry as an undergraduate at Imperial, graduating in 2018. During my first year I also lived in Wilson (House 76 represent)! 🙂 After my Master’s, I left my hometown London to live and study in Tokyo for a few years, so I understand some of the ups and downs of moving to a new country and culture.
Imperial is a fantastic place to research and study, and in 2020 I returned to start my PhD in artificial cells, where I am based at the White City campus. I love boxing, cooking, dancing, and learning about different cultures. I’d like to reiterate other Subbies’ advice to get stuck in at Imperial, whether with societies, competitions, or sports clubs, and please feel free to approach me if you want any advice on balancing various commitments with study.
Finally – make the most of this time living in the heart of London!
Hello everyone and welcome to Wilson House, Imperial College London! I am a new member of the sub-warden team at your new student accommodation. I am looking forward to meeting you all!
My name is Maria and I come from a sunny Mediterranean country, Greece. I have been in London for 5 years now, and I moved here as part of my undergraduate degree for an Erasmus placement programme; therefore, I can deeply understand the transition to a new country at your age. I promise you that here at Wilson House, the warden team and myself will make it an exciting experience for you!
I have studied Biology and did my MSc in Biomedical Research. I am currently undergoing my second year of PhD studies at Imperial College and my project focuses on cancer immunotherapy for solid tumours. I really hope this research has a good outcome for the future of cancer therapeutics. Feel free to reach out for more information if you are interested in the field! In my free time, I enjoy traveling, exercising, playing tennis, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. I also love teaching and it is something I wish to be part of my future career! I currently teach undergraduate and post-graduate modules here at Imperial College, and I am also supervising students in the lab. Finally, I am part of the PhD representative community of the Bioengineering department of the College, whereby we assist fellow PhD students and organise events for them!
I am more than happy to assist with anything you need, and I am positive that London will steal your hearts as it did with mine! See you in October!
Hi everyone! A very warm welcome to Wilson House and to London! I’m Katlo from Botswana and I’m a PhD student in the Materials department. I’ve lived in the UK for six years now, spending four of these studying Chemical Engineering with Management at the University of Edinburgh.
In my leisure time I enjoy taking short walks or jogs and sightseeing. I’m big on podcasts and journaling and enjoy comedy and action movies the most. I’ve recently decided to try dodgeball with the union; give it a go, I recommend (when it’s safe to do so I mean), it’s so much fun!
Imperial and London have a lot to offer, tons of places to explore and many new things to learn and try. While you’re here, I hope you grow to love and feel at home, and this is where myself and the team come in – we work to provide a support network for you and we’re here to answer any questions (or just to chat). If you catch me at one of our in-house events or around the residence, don’t hesitate to say hi 😊. Best wishes for the rest of the year & have fun!
Hi Everyone! My name is Harry, and I am a second year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, researching fire spread in timber buildings. I’m from Hampshire (South England), but I have been at Imperial for 4 years as a Mechanical Engineering Undergrad. If you need any tips on where to shop, eat or have some fun, feel free to ask!
When I’m not intentionally (and safely!) burning things, I like playing video games, board games, and just generally hanging out and chatting. Lately I have got quite interested in cooking and cocktail making, so apologies if I make anything in the kitchen that smells too tasty! I like to keep my research and my food separate, so I am doing my best not to burn whatever I cook.
Imperial is an incredible place, and there are a ridiculous amount of opportunities to meet new people, try fun clubs and activities, and just generally try something new. So, if I have any advice, it’s to get out there and have fun!
Hi Everyone, my name’s Oskar and I’m a final year medical student.
Having been a first year in Wilson many years ago, I’m looking forward to
being back again in Paddington after a wonderful year being a hall senior last
year and I can confirm it is the BEST hall to be placed in.
My interests include travelling (and trying/failing to learn foreign
languages), windsurfing/watersports, gym, swimming, piano and gaming.
Apparently I’m not the worst cook either.
I look forward to meeting you all, feel free to get in touch, be it about
first year advice and beyond, the best clubs in London, windsurfing and sports
or anything else. I hope you have a fantastic time 🙂
Hello everyone, welcome to Wilson House! My name is Eduardo, I’m doing a PhD in Optimal Control for Spacecraft 🛰 🚀
Together with the team, we will be ensuring you have a great experience: supporting you, and organising many events throughout the year.
Having done my undergraduate studies at Imperial, I know how demanding and time-consuming your degree may be. Striking a good work-life balance is difficult, but definitely possible. I encourage you to reach out to me if you struggle with this.
Coming from Portugal, used to sunny beaches and lakes (e.g., Fig. 1), I understand the transition to London may not be as smooth as desired, especially when English is not your native language, so if you feel homesick, don’t hesitate in reaching out.
I hope you have a great year!