The Wardens

PembridgeFunPhoto2016The Wardening team are here for your safety, wellbeing, and discipline – but also to make sure that the Hall runs smoothly and you have an enjoyable first year at university.

The wardens are here for you and because of you, so don’t hesitate to approach anyone of us for help or when you see us in the hall.

What exactly are the Wardens here for? The Wardens act as your first port of call for help and support for any matters relating to life in halls. We are also in charge of making sure the hall environment is conducive to study and living, and so will make sure that Pembridge is sufficiently clean and quiet, particularly during night time. Together with the Hall Seniors, we organise social activities and events to help you to settle in, get to know one another and have fun in halls.

The wardens are on call every evening from 18:00 – 08:00 and throughout the weekend and holidays. Make sure that the duty number and email are in your address book.

Weekday Warden’s Surgery. You can also find us in the warden’s office on the ground floor next to the main entrance every weekday from 19:00 – 19:30 where you can collect your post, rent out mattresses and other items, and talk to us about any issues.

There is also a lot of other support available at Imperial College for many of the problems you may encounter – please have a look at the Support page. Remember that there are a lot of options and a lot of people to help you. Nothing is too big, or too small. Please do not suffer in silence: tell someone if there is an issue. We want you to succeed and are here to help you.

MarkoMarko — The Warden

Marko is the Warden here at Pembridge, as well as Parsons House and Alban. He hails from Croatia and works with computers. You may also see his wife, Ana, and daughters Dora and Lira around the halls – all are very friendly and always ready for a chat. With Dora, though, you won’t get an opportunity to say many words, because she doesn’t stop talking (mostly in Croatian). 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.

Marc — Assistant Warden

Marc is a graduate and continuing PhD of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering here at Imperial. His research revolves around separating molecules using synthetic membranes. Having been with the Imperial team since he arrived here as an undergraduate 8 years ago, Marc is a real Volleyball enthusiast and has seen most of the sports halls around Central London from the inside. He cannot wait to take you for some grass Volleyball in Hyde Park or challenge you to a game of table tennis in the Pembridge Games Room. On a Saturday morning, you can probably find Marc in the house 32 kitchen making a thick blueberry pancake with a glass of Kakao – join in and ask for the recipe!

GemmaGemma — Subwarden

Gemma is a member of the Student Development Team at the Student Union. She’s has moved to London from Glasgow, Scotland and loves finding new places in London (especially places to eat). She’s is a huge fantasy fan and loves creating new recipes. You’ll often find her with her nose in a book whilst cooking. Feel free to grab her for a chat about absolutely anything, especially if it’s swapping book recommendations!

Chiara – Subwarden2015-09-20 12.51.10

Chiara is a PhD student in Materials science, working on the so called “cousins of graphene”. She loves London, especially going for jogging in the park and street markets, so basically everything in open space.
Her passion for pasta makes her the right person to ask to if you fancy trying Italian dishes, especially lasagne and tortellini. She likes dancing, so do not be surprise if you find her dancing in the corridor.  She also likes funny stories and making new ones, so feel free to tell her yours too.