The role of the wardening team is to look after the pastoral, social and disciplinary aspects of the Hall, while the rooms, fixtures and fittings are looked after by the housekeeping team. Room allocations are made by the Student Accommodation Office in South Kensington Campus.
Marko – Warden
Marko is the warden of three halls – Pembridge, Alban and Parsons. He hails from Croatia and works with computers. Marko lives in Pembridge with his wife, Ana, and daughters Dora and Lira. There is a lot to juggle between work, family and running three halls of residence! But there is always time for the residents if you’ve got any anything on your mind or fancy a drink.
Marko likes Ana’s food, a glass of wine, sports and talking to people. He also likes tidy and smiley students – make sure you’re one!
Lavanya – Assistant Warden
Lavanya’s the Assistant Warden here at Parsons. She spent her teenage years in the States, but returned to London to study for a degree in psychology. She now works as a researcher on a clinical trial as well as completing a PhD in mental health research. She doesn’t get much down time but when she does she spends it creating elaborate cakes and art pieces as well as travelling. Lavanya’s experience working in various therapeutic settings has meant that she’s met some amazing people with equally amazing stories to tell. She’s a great listener and always up for coffee if you fancy a chat!
Scott – Subwarden
Scott is the Subwarden at Parsons. Originally from Scotland, he is open and friendly and enjoys rambling (both in hills and with words). Whether it’s just a quick hello or a long chat, he’s always happy to hear from his friends and fellow students, and loves being able to help people in whatever way he can. When he’s not working on his PhD in theoretical physics, Scott can be found watching movies, out running, playing basketball, or eating large quantities of food. He can’t wait to meet you all, and is excited about spending some good times in the best Halls of Residence!
Jan is the Hall Senior at Parsons. Currently pursuing a degree in Medicine at Imperial College London, he hopes that he will manage to combine his clinical practice with a career in science. Jan finds London fancy, but not its rain. He would love to have a superpower to make chicken nuggets fall from the sky instead. Besides chicken nuggets, he is also passionate about politics, entrepreneurship, and vintage bicycles. In previous years, he cycled from Warsaw to the Baltic Sea, but Nordkapp is his ultimate goal. Jan is also a devoted member of BCA Flash improvisational theatre group and made a recorder cover of Candy Shop by 50 Cent. Feel free to come to delve into actual benefits of pre-exam procrastination and try Polish food that his mom regularly sends him from home. Jan can’t wait to meet you!
Alex is an exchange student from RWTH Aachen University and studies mechanical engineering in the 4th year. If he’s not studying for his time-consuming course, he likes to read books about God and the world… especially about the world! Alex is also a great sports advocate and has been boxing in a club since his youth. His other interests range from researching the perfect steak consistency to public storytelling in various associations. Since an artificial intelligence made a connection between Alex and suspicious Australian cattle dogs, he tries to not take himself too seriously and sees the humor in everything.