The team consists of 5 Wardens. Our role is to look after you and the hall of residence in cooperation with Xenia hall management staff. One warden is on-call every night after Reception closes at 6 p.m. in case of an emergency. We are also here to assist you with any problems, complaints or questions that you may have. Most of the time our responsibilities consists of social and pastoral support (we like this), with a little administration thrown in, and, as the need arises, disciplinary.
Andrea - Warden
Hello, my name is Andrea and I am the Warden at Xenia Hall. I am Lecturer in Thermofluids, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Before joining Imperial College I was post-doc in Cambridge where I experienced many aspects of college life. When not in my office, you can probably find me eating in one of the great restaurants around Waterloo or attending operas and theatre plays in one of the amazing venues we have nearby. The wardening team are here to help you with all aspects of college life, you can ask us anything and the probability is we won’t have the answer but we usually know who will.
Kasia - Subwarden
Hi, I'm Kasia and I am gonna be one of the sub-wardens in Xenia! I am starting my PhD in Quantum Optics and Laser Science in Physics Department this year. I am originally from Poland and I did both my undergraduate in Physics and Master's in Optics in Imperial, so I have gone through it all here! I really enjoy outdoors and hiking from mountains in southern Poland to Hills of Outstanding Beauty in Surrey. I love experimenting with new foods and I am a master of batch cooking and budget-friendly student diet and I am happy to give you some tips! Come ask me about the secret hacks of the college campus or to talk about your experience and plans for this year. I am always available for a chat or a listen! Looking forward to meeting you!!!
Niamh - Subwarden
Hi I’m Sarah Niamh, but everyone calls me Niamh. I am a third year PhD student on the clinical medicine research course, and I studied pharmacology for my undergraduate degree. I’m interested in debating and current affairs, keeping fit running/cycling/tennis, and you may occasionally find me out and about sightseeing in London or enjoying a cheeky pint. My door is always open for a tea/coffee and a chat. Happy to help with whatever the problem!
Annika - Subwarden
Pete - Subwarden
Hi, my name is Pete and I'm working on a PhD in Air Quality. I grew up in Surrey in the UK but I have lived in Beijing, Shenzhen, the Swiss Alps, France and Bristol, where I worked as a Maths teacher or Antimatter Physicist. I wrote a book about my travels in North Korea and I am a drummer. I have recently become active with Extinction Rebellion's group XR Scientists, and I will happily chat with you about any concerns you have for the climate emergency and the environment.
The people you will probably have most contact with initially (besides your neighbours) are the Seniors, short for Hall Seniors or Senior Students. As a bunch of ex-freshers, they have returned this year to help you settle in, and to help organise the Hall social life and events throughout the year. The Seniors have already been through at least one year of University, so they are a useful source of information on London life and generally supply a sympathetic ear to people’s problems. Feel free to drop in on them to ask any questions, or just have a chat over a cup of coffee.
The team at Xenia look forward to welcoming you and getting to know all of the students who will be living in our halls. Xenia staff will be working closely with the Wardening Team to ensure your stay at Xenia is the best it can be! As well as ensuring everything is up and running in the building and that it is maintained and cleaned, as well as being available at reception throughout the week.