Selkirk Hall

Description of Hall:

  • Very near to Imperial South Kensington campus – literally just beside the campus, less than 5 minutes’ walk!!
  • Large shared kitchens on each floor – shared by about 20 people per floor, but fret not, not everyone cooks!
  • Wall mounted TVs in all kitchens
  • Shared fridges and freezers – don’t you worry, lots of them are available for use.
  • Individual food storage and cupboards – this individual cupboard is lockable.
  • Common room with wireless internet, big LCD TV and PS3!
  • Access to the Student Social Space which contains a table tennis table, table football and large TV
  • Individual mail boxes
  • Fully-equipped coin operated laundry room (washing + drying)
  • All floors accessible by lift
  • No smoking residence
  • Vending machine located in social space
  • Nearby swim and gym facilities(Ethos Sport Centre) free to all students
  • Entrance to hall gate and room door is done through access card (your student ID card) swipe
  • Floor mates are generally very nice, friendly and helpful.

Description of my room: (Twins en-suite room)

  • Individual single bed, study table cupboards, book shelf and table lamps.
  • Wardrobe is big enough with multiple compartments, and trust me it’s more than enough.
  • Room size is sufficiently big as well.
  • Toilet and bathroom are inside the room.
  • My devices are able to detect wi-fi connection in my room, but I heard it’s hard to detect wi-fi in certain rooms.
  • Ethernet connection for laptop is available for each study table.

Description of kitchen:

  • Sufficiently large with sufficient stoves and ovens.
  • Will be dirty after everyone cooks but don’t worry there are always cleaners to clean the kitchen.

Weekly Rent (Twins en-suite room):

It was GBP131 per week for me during 2014-15 academic session, but it will be GBP147 per week for you for the upcoming 2015-16 academic session.

My stay here is very pleasant. I love my room and hall to the moon and back. I definitely would not want to move out after 1st Year, if it’s not because of the rule that halls are primarily for 1st Year students.

Contributed by:  Chen Kian Woon (2nd year Chemical engineering)