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Sunday, 2 June 2013

End of year farewell message

Most of you will be moving out of Connaught Hall for the end of the academic year over the next two weeks; a few have already gone.
Wherever and whenever you are travelling, I wish you a safe journey. I hope you have the chance to enjoy a well-deserved, relaxing break from your work or studies this summer, and that your accommodation plans for summer and next year are starting to come together.
It genuinely has been a pleasure to have you at Connaught Hall this year. I hope you have enjoyed your time here as much as I have, and that we have succeeded in our wish to be your home-from-home in London. Thank you all for making it such a pleasant year in Hall!
I hope we have promoted a spirit of neighbourliness and togetherness all this year in Hall, and that this is an attitude that we can all take with us when we move on to other, wider neighbourhoods and communities.
This year has not been without some hiccups, I know, in the building fabric of our Hall, yet in the residents’ survey, we were still the intercollegiate halls with the highest satisfaction ratings by a long way. The credit for that goes to everyone who has lived here this year and made thousands of contributions, small and large, to making this place a friendlier, safer, better place to live.
I am delighted to say there are far too many of you for me credit you all individually, but I do especially want to thank this year’s Residents’ Club Committee and Senior Members for all their hard work in organising a social programme for the Hall and keeping our bar running as a valuable focus for Hall social life.

If you are returning to the Hall next year, all the staff and Senior Members look forward to welcoming you back. Wherever you will be living, keep in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and I wish you success in your work or studies and every happiness for the future.