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Monday, 8 October 2012

Why stand for election to the Residents' Club Committee?

Connaught Hall has a reputation as one of the most sociable halls of residence in London and that reputation is owed in large part to residents who are willing to give their some of their time and enthusiasm to contribute to our Hall community. One of the main ways you can contribute is by being a member of the Residents' Club Committee.

There are benefits to being a member of the Committee:
  • You will meet almost everyone in the Hall and have the opportunity to earn the respect of your peers.
  • A learning experience that will stand you in good stead for committee work in other organisations.
  • A very good point to add to your CV and a talking point at interviews.
  • A boost to your internship and job applications.
  • I can write character references for Committee members. This can mean a lot more than a reference from your college tutor, since they will only see you for an hour a week or so and can only write about your academic side: I can comment on much broader aspects of your personality and suitability for a job.
  • If you do a good job, I will guarantee you a room in Hall next year.
  • If you do a very good job, I will try to get you your choice of room next year.
If you feel you have the necessary time and commitment to devote to a role on the Committee, please make sure you submit your written manifesto no later than midday on Sunday 14 October, using the online nominations system accessible from