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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Wardens in Higher Education Residences

In response to the University of London's proposed cuts in student support in the intercollegiate halls of residence, I have founded Wardens in Higher Education Residences (WHER).

WHER is a new charitable company limited by guarantee, incorporated and registered at Companies House on 16 June 2011. As an incorporated legal entity, WHER has power to own property, manage its own finances, engage in public campaigning and political lobbying, and pursue legal action.

WHER's values may be stated as follows:

We believe in promoting ethical standards of conduct and compliance with the law by providers of student accommodation.

We believe student accommodation must provide robust systems for pastoral support, discipline, and community building.

We believe that university accommodation should provide opportunities for the academic, social, recreational, and cultural development of students.

We believe that student accommodation providers must put in place clear and effective structures to deal with noise, nuisance, vandalism, bullying, and racial, homophobic, and other kinds of abuse.

Please join us and support this important cause today!

Download an application form:

Get in touch at, "like" our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @HigherEdWardens.

As well as recruiting a membership base, WHER is currently looking to appoint two new Directors to manage the charity. I'd be happy to discuss this with anyone who might be interested.