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21 Sep 2015

Loughborough University community warden scheme expanded

Loughborough University’s pioneering community warden scheme has been expanded in time for the start of the academic year.

Three new posts have been added to the team to ensure comprehensive support is provided for residents and students across the whole of Loughborough. The scheme previously operated in a limited number of areas.

The Community Warden team aim to improve the student experience by providing students with support and essential information when living off campus. The team also work to promote good relations between local residents and students. Any concerns raised by local residents about students living off campus will be followed up by the team. 

Jenny Ardley will be leading the team. She is replacing Ally Mcdonald who is currently on maternity leave. Jenny currently lectures in the social science department at Loughborough University and is also a part time student engagement consultant for Loughborough Students’ Union. She also has extensive experience in community relations.

As community warden, Jenny will liaise with students and residents living in the local area, including those living in private halls. She will also co-ordinate the work of deputy and sub wardens who between them will cover Loughborough focusing on the Burleigh, Storer, Ashby Road Estates, Kingfisher, Herrick Road, Forest Road and Nanpantan areas.

The full community warden team is:

Jenny Ardley – community warden

Louise Doherty – deputy community warden for Kingfisher and Herrick Road areas, Forest Road and all other areas.

Emma Callaghan – deputy community warden for Burleigh, Storer and Ashby Road Estates

Ady Hall –sub warden Kingfisher and Herrick

Ellie Harrison – sub warden for Storer

Jess Bergh – sub warden for Burleigh

Peter Shaddock – sub warden Ashby Road Estate and Storer area

Samuel Kirk – sub warden for Burleigh

James Sanders – roaming sub warden for multiple areas

They will also cover any other areas of Loughborough and provide particular support to the off campus private halls of residence.

Alison Barlow, Stakeholder Relations Manager, comments: “We reviewed the community warden’s scheme last year and found it was very highly valued by students, residents and our other partners at Charnwood Borough Council and the police. We are delighted to be able to extend the scheme so that students and residents right across Loughborough can benefit from the help and support that the community wardens provide.”

For further information on the community wardens and their work, visit their website:

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 15/178

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 has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.