Selkirk Hall

Hall Amenities

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For information on applying for accommodation, room prices, or any questions related to your accommodation contract, please contact the Accommodation office at Imperial College. The Selkirk Wardening team is unfortunately unable to advise on these issues. Check out the virtual tour from the Accommodation office. Number of students Self-catered accommodation for 125 undergraduate students 34 single en suite study bedrooms 29 twin en suite study bedrooms 28 premium single en suite study bedrooms 5 deluxe single en suite student bedrooms Specially adapted study bedrooms with en suite facilities for students with disabilities Communications Each study bedroom has individual internet and telephone access (ethernet ports…read more

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The History of Selkirk Hall

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William Selkirk was born in Cumberland in 1868 and received training in mining engineering, but never had the opportunity to attend university. After a successful career in copper mining in Zambia, he retired in 1945 as director of several companies, a wealthy man. Wanting to offer others the opportunities that he never had, Selkirk donated a sum of £17,000 for the establishment of a hall of residence in Holland Park (and then a further £5,000 when the Hall’s finances were struggling later on!). When the first Selkirk Hall was sold…read more

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