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Your Hall

Making meaningful connections in your hall

By ResLifeComms 27 Sep 2023

Starting university is an exciting experience and halls is one of the first places where the beginning of your student journey starts taking shape. Your hall is not just a place to sleep; it's a community, a hub of diverse individuals. 

Not sure where to start? We've put together our top 7 tips for you. 

  1. Break the ice
    Remember, everyone is in the same boat as you - new and looking to make friends. So, don't hesitate to initiate conversations. Start with a simple "hello" or "you alright?" - very British we know, we know :). Small talk can lead to big connections.
  2. Attend hall events
    Your Subwardens and Hall Committee will organise many events to help all residents to get to know each other. Join them to meet new people in a relaxed and friendly setting. 
  3. Be open-minded
    At LSE you will encounter people from diverse backgrounds and interests. Keep an open mind and engage with people that have different perspectives and experiences. It's a chance for personal growth and understanding. 
  4. Join clubs and societies at LSE
    LSESU has a variety of sports clubs or societies. There's something for everyone. Find a few that align with your passions and hobbies. Why not see who else in your hall has joined? 
  5. Be a good neighbour
    Respect your flatmates and their need for quiet study time, relaxation or sleep. Being considerate of others fosters a positive atmosphere in the hall, making it more likely for students to reach out and connect with you.
  6. Offer help and seek help
    If you're good at a particular subject, why not offer your assistance? Likewise, don't hesitate to ask for help when you need it. Use your hall's WhatsApp group chat and find students in your hall studying the same course.
  7. Stay patient
    Building meaningful connections takes time. Don't get discouraged if your first attempts at making friends don't immediately result in deep connections. Be patient and persistent in your efforts. 

Be open, approachable and give it a try! If you feel you want to reach out to us, simply email us at and our Warden and Subwarden teams are more than happy to help at any time.