Connaught Hall is a fully catered University of London intercollegiate hall of residence for 236 full-time students from all the colleges and institutes of the University (e.g. UCL, King's, LSE, SOAS, QMUL, etc). There is an even mix of men and women and a great diversity of cultural and social backgrounds. Most residents are first-year undergraduates, with around 5% being allowed to return for a second year at the Warden’s discretion; approximately 10% are postgraduates, and about a third are overseas students.
Most accommodation is in single study-bedrooms with shared toilet and shower facilities (about 1 shower to 6 students); there are also five twin rooms, seventeen single en suite rooms, two double en suite rooms, and a two-bedroom flat. All rooms have a washbasin and telephone and internet connections. Amenities include a laundrette, common rooms with TV including FreeSat, computer room, library, private courtyard garden, and a bar managed and staffed by Hall residents. Conference rooms are hired out during the day, and in the summer, residential courses and conferences are held in the Hall.
The Warden is a resident member of staff responsible for welfare & pastoral care, discipline including noise complaints, re-admissions, out-of-hours emergency cover, and Hall community life including the elected Residents’ Club Committee. The Warden is available in Hall on a part-time basis most evenings and weekends. Five Senior Members – who are experienced, usually postgraduate students – support the Warden in his duties. The Senior Members also take part in an on-call rota for dealing with out-of-hours emergencies.
All student residents are members of the Residents' Club, which is managed by a Committee made up of five elected Hall residents: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sports Officer, and Entertainment Officer; the Warden (Clerk to the Club & Senior Treasurer), the appointed Bar Manager, and three Senior Members are also members of the Committee. The Committee runs the bar and organises various social and sporting functions, funded by the £10/term subscription which all residents pay; this income is also used to provide newspapers and magazines. The elected Committee members also act as residents' advocates to help represent any problems or concerns to Hall staff.
The Hall Manager and her staff manage the Hall buildings, furnishings, and finances, and are responsible for all services & facilities (catering, security, cleaning, etc) . All admissions matters are dealt with by University of London Housing Services, based at Student Central, for all five intercollegiate halls.