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The Dean

The Dean of Student Life is Dr Sharon Bolton. She provides confidential welfare support to residents, no matter the issue. Whether it’s navigating new bank accounts and phone contracts to serious mental health issues, Sharon is a sympathetic and non-judgemental source of support to residents. You can email her at or, if urgent, phone +44 (0) 20 7631 8366 or book appointments to meet face to face:

Resident Advisors

Every floor has a Resident Advisor. The RAs do everything from organise floor events where everyone gets to know each other to drinking tea with you at 4am when you miss home and family. They’ll come and introduce themselves soon after you move in and explain more about what they do.
They understand the pressures and difficulties of living away from home and studying at university and want to help you however and whenever they can. You can ask for whatever you discuss with your RA to stay confidential.

Check your RA

Ariana Chickoree

1st + 2nd Floor

Zuzanna Nogalska

3rd Floor

Jun Hao Peh

4th Floor

Ibrahim Haidar

5th Floor

Liani Baglietto

Wills House

Nathan Parekh-Hill

Wills House

The common room is where you can eat with fellow residents and serendipitously meet your future long-life friends

Breakfast Times

Monday through Friday: 7.30 to 10 am

Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 12 pm

Dinner Times

6 to 8 pm

ISH organises many cultural and community based events for the residents to meet new people and broaden their minds:

we also have a full equipped games room that you can use to play any of the consoles we placed there permanently or use the space to hang out with your friends

THE THIRSTY SCHOLAR offers cheap drinks and fun events like karaoke, pub quiz and dj nights for you to enjoy and meet other residents

Opening Times:

The bar is open from 07:30 am until late (12:00 am) for drinks with a different deal available every day. During weekends we open at 12.00pm.

Breakfast: 7.30-11.30

Lunch every day of the week from 12 to 2 pm

Bar call order and pizza from 12 to 9 pm