Hall Seniors

Seniors are undergraduate students who have already lived in Imperial halls. They are the chosen ones who will carry out various roles to fuel the hall’s social scene. Our senior team collectively organise many events, form sports teams and the hall committee, put on film nights, provide brunches and butteries and much more.

Having already experienced the fresher’s life also makes them great problem solvers – you can knock on their doors for anything and they’ll be more than happy to help.

Valerio Collepiccolo

(email: vc617)

Hello and welcome to Wilkinson! I’m Valerio and I’m a second-year Physics student.  I was born in Rome but I have also lived in Buenos Aires. I’m really looking forward to meeting you and helping you out during your first year at Imperial!

I’m part of Imperial’s Rugby Club and in my free time I love playing all kinds of sports and going to the gym (1 min away from halls). Hit me up if you want to come along! This year we’ll try to make Wilkinson soccer and basketball teams. Of course, everybody is welcome to join. Apart from that, I also love going out. London is a very vibrant city and there’s always something new to do, during the day or at night. Coming from abroad I loved exploring the city during my first year.

Feel free to come knock on my door or e-mail/text me if you need anything. And if you ever want some good pasta just come find me in the kitchen, I’m always there!

Languages: Italian, English and Spanish.

Eloise Hunt

Room LG62 (email: esh15)

Hi there, well done on getting into Imperial and all your hard work finally paying off! I’m a third year Earth Science student who is entirely obsessed with dinosaurs, crocs and rocks. I enjoy exploring London, dancing, copious amounts of tea and getting engrossed in a good book. In the holidays, I like to travel and hike (mostly to see more rocks) so tell me about all of your summer adventures. Just knock on my door if you ever need a chat and a good cup of Jasmine tea!

That’s enough about me, let me give you some useful tips before you arrive: 1) When you’re packing don’t forget lemsip (freshers flu is inevitable). 2) Apply for an Oyster card early (whenever you leave South Ken you’ll use it for the tube or bus). 3) When you get here, come out of your room to meet all of your neighbours! 4) Try a club or society, why don’t you pick up an old hobby or try something entirely new?

Languages: English, French.

María Cardona Sanchez

(email: mdc5017)

Hello everybody, welcome to Wilkinson and congrats on making it to Imperial!! Things are about to get awesome!! I am María, a second year bioeng student from southern Spain (London is not as sunny but has lots of amazing things that make up for the weather).
I enjoy reading, visiting galleries and attending ballets – sounds so intellectual, doesn’t it? I must also confess that I am a shopaholic obsessed with romcoms and make-up – not that deep I know.

I am so excited to be your hall senior this year and take an active part in all the cool events you will enjoy as freshers. I love organising parties and have a “birthday box” full of decorations for whenever there is something to celebrate, so be ready.

I am sure you will love the experience of living in halls. If you ever need anything, just knock on my door or text me, I am always up for a chat : )

Languages: Spanish, English, French (basic).

Angus Robertson

(email: adr116)

Hey all, I’m Angus; a second year physics student; and your hall senior this year!  I’m from Vancouver Canada, so authentic maple syrup is a way to get on my good side.  As I am deaf with a cochlear implant, just give a wave when calling my name if I don’t seem to hear (I won’t bite)!

When I’m not sleeping or eating, I enjoy competitive swimming and tabletop games. I also enjoy a good conversation (philosophical or otherwise), so if you’re in the mood to talk or if you have any questions during the year just contact me – I’m more than happy to help!

Languages: English, French (basic), ASL (basic).

Fiona (Xuying) Zhao

(email: xz7817)

Hi everyone, welcome to Wilkinson! I’m Xuying ,but you can call me Fiona. I’m learning electrical and electronics engineering as a second year student.

I’m from China and good at Chinese traditional dancing, and if you are interested in Chinese culture ,you are always welcome to chat with me. I’m part of Krav Maga society and I have learned Taekwondo before as well, so if you are interested in learning self-defence, I can introduce you some similar societies for you to join. I hope that you will have a wonderful year in Wilkinson as I had last year, so please feel free to knock on my door, I’m always happy to help.

Languages: English and Mandarin.

Alexander Venetidis

(email: gav17)

Hello dearest freshers! I’m Alexander and I’m from Greece. I’m a second year EEE student, so don’t be surprised if you see me snacking on AA batteries in the kitchen (our main source of essential nutrients).

Things I like hmm… Well I really enjoy going to the gym. I am currently into powerlifting, and see myself transitioning to Olympic weightlifting in the long term (I will probably try to enroll people to join me in my next competition in November 😋).

Apart from that I am a BIG foodie, so expect loooots of floor dinners as well as me sharing my culinary adventures in the kitchen with you, or knocks on your door as I offer you one of my experimental cookies or cakes with secret ingredients (mayo gives chocolate cakes an amazingly moist and fluffy texture — NOT EVEN KIDDING) 👨‍🍳
I also really enjoy fashion and shopping in general, so feel free to join me on my totally-not-shopaholic tendencies, or to have some fun doing photoshoots!

And last but not least I really enjoy talking to people and am open to any sort of conversation you would want to have! Serious or not, I’m your man!

Looking forward to having y’all at Wilkinson this year

Languages: C++, Python, English, French, Greek and Spanish.

Holly Monkhouse

(email: hm3417)

Hello I’m Holly, a second year biochemistry student from the countryside in Cumbria, (up north.) I loved Wilkinson Hall so much, I am staying for another year! In my freetime I enjoy watching various different films and taking lots of photos. I try to keep up to date with current affairs from around the world and I enjoy learning about different cultures. I love exploring different places in London, especially museums and galleries. If you ever fancy seeing the sights, let me know too!

Moving away to university is a huge change and as a hall senior, I want to make your first year of university as enjoyable as possible. If you ever find living away from home overwhelming, don’t hesitate to come and see me, because I understand what you’re going through.

Languages: English and German (basic).