(Original post by Jrosen)
I'm Joel, the Passfield Hall Committee President. Dev's given you a run down of the basics, and its absolutely true! It's pretty much got everything you need, and the people are amazing. It's really more of a community or family than a hall (imagine having around 100 family members, and eating dinner with them every evening). Everyone takes care of each other too.
The area is fantastic.
You are smack-bang in the middle of Bloomsbury, with its lovely gardens and shops. Transport could not be easier (though you don't need it to get to the LSE; it's 15 minutes at an I'm-late-for-class-pace). You have a very good and reasonably priced gym one minute round the corner, and there are a plethora of bars and pubs within quick walking distance.
The social and night-life of the hall is quite extraordinary.
As well as the Committee organising many fantastic events and trips, people tend to go out a lot together at pretty much any time in the week.
You also get a lot of bang for your buck.
This is the only hall that does 31 week contracts, and the rents are very reasonable. The food is actually pretty good too (Saturday brunch is such a lifesaver after a night out). Other halls pay much more, and don't even get food included in their rent.
Next to a great set of friends, you will have a very hard-working committee
making sure you have the best time ever! We have five officers: President, Events Officer, Welfare Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer. Our record thus far speaks for itself. Apart from having run great events regularly throughout the year (glo-parties, friday night cocktails, random chocolate fountain nights, joint clubbing nights with other halls), we do a whole lot more. We discuss any issues which people bring to us (anyone can attend our meetings, and the minutes are sent out after each one), and represent residents' concerns effectively at all levels of administration. We have run a whole bunch of successful campaigns, such as getting Halal and Kosher food brought in, Cleaner Kitchens, LGBT awareness (Passfield is very LGBT-friendly, as is the LSE in general), and many more. Our welfare officer deals with any personal issues which residents may have, and keeps them completely confidential. The finances are completely transparent (as is everything else we do) and accounts are sent out to everyone fortnightly. All of us are very friendly and approachable, so you can send any of us an e-mail with any questions through the LSE-Passfield site.
Passfield is honestly the best place to be
(and we had a lot of requests from people from other halls trying to come over throughout this year). If you're a fun-loving person who enjoys having loads of close friends, you will love Passfield.
If you have any questions at all, we would be only too happy to answer them! Just ask them here on this thread, or send me an e-mail on email@example.com