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Community Information


New appointments for community warden team and website launched

15 October 2012

Emma Callaghan, Francesca Dubras and Simon Wombwell have been appointed as sub wardens. They join Ruth Grainger as community warden and deputy wardens Louise Doherty and Jayshree Lakha. 

Expansion of the team follows the continuing success of the scheme and analysis of the warden areas carried out as part of a review undertaken last year.

The community wardens operate in off campus residential areas with significant concentrations of students living in privately rented accommodation.  They offer support, advice and information to students and permanent residents and respond to any incidents or disciplinary issues that may arise.

Emma and Francesca will support Ruth Grainger covering the Storer and Burleigh areas of town and Simon will assist Louise Doherty in the Kingfisher and Herrick areas.

Emma has worked the University for ten years and is currently research grants and contracts officer in the Research Office.  Francesca has worked for the University for three years and is an administration assistant at the Sports Development Centre’s Physiotherapy Clinic.  Simon has worked at the University for five years and also works for the Sports Development Centre as sport event co-ordinator. The sub-warden roles are part-time and carried out alongside their other duties, often in the evenings and at weekends.

In a further development designed to support the work of the wardens a new website has been launched.  The website includes details of the wardens, the warden areas and contact details.  It is also packed with useful information for students about living off campus, including tips on tenancy agreements, crime prevention, being a good neighbour and the University’s behaviour and discipline policies. The site can be visited at: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/community-wardens/

Commenting on the new appointments and website, community warden Ruth Grainger said:  “The additions to our team and the website will be a great boost to our activities as we strive to build good relationships between students and residents in the communities we serve.”

The community warden scheme was established in 1981 and is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country.


For all media enquiries contact:

Alison Barlow
Community Relations Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228696
E: A.J.Barlow@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the Best Student Experience in England every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.