WELCOME TO CLAUDIA PARSONS!
The Hall has 480 rooms (including a Performance Athletes Block), and as well as being a part of the Student Village it is also situated close to the Students’ Union, Central Park teaching buildings and sports facilities such as the High-Performance Athletics Centre, Elite Athlete Hotel, Swimming Pool, and Water base hockey pitches.
All beds are 4ft, with weekly kitchen and communal area cleaning and fortnightly bedroom cleaning. Our state-of-the-art social hub includes the Common Room, Laundrette and more, and this is where your committee will put on great events to make your Freshers and Year the best it can be, in the best hall in Loughborough!
Any questions about Claudia Parsons, feel free to contact the Hall Chair, Max Hodges.
About Claudia Parsons
Parsons is the newest hall in Loughborough University, named after Claudia Parsons, an English engineer, traveller and alumna of Loughborough. Claudia attended the University between 1919 and 1922, graduating with a degree in Automotive Engineering and as one of just three women on a course of over 300 men. Following her degree, Claudia became a highly respected member of the Women’s Engineering Society.
Claudia’s passion for engineering and motors never ceased and she became chauffeur companion and the first woman to circumnavigate the globe by car. She was also an author, writing about her experiences in two books. In recognition of her work in women’s engineering, the University hosts an annual lecture in her name, which aims to raise the profile of women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Every hall has a committee, which consists of up to 19 members which help make your freshers' experience, and your time in halls great. Each member has a specific position, and they're your main contact for getting involved in that part of the unique Loughborough University experience!
Your committee is governed through its Constitution and has regular meetings. To find out more about how your hall is governed, you can read the constitution and our regular committee meeting minutes, or contact any member of the committee, who will gladly answer any of your questions.
Max Hodges Hall Chair 2021-2022
"Claudia Parsons will be the centrepiece of your amazing experience in Loughborough where you will form bonds and many memories that you will never forget. With the myriad of things to do as well as those that are put on by the committee, you will never have a dull time here and with a community, that CP holds dear, there is something for everyone"
Your committee has been working throughout the last year to plan the best Freshers possible for all our residents. For the academic year, 2021 – 2022.
Before arriving, you should pay your 'Hall Subs' - these pay for everything we've arranged in the hall to ensure you have an amazing Freshers Week, and year to come.
Fresher Hall Subs - £150
Freshers Subs are paid just by Freshers' and includes access to all CP events throughout the year (including Freshers' Fortnight). Buying this pack will include your entry to Loughborough Students' Union (LSU), clubs like Firefly and Showstar events, Punch parties, Pres, Day events Freshers T-Shirt, stash in your Sub Packs and allow you to join in the punch parties, IMS, discounted tickets for Winter/Summer Balls and CP Day, and much much more.
FRESHERS SUBS IS ADVISED TO BE PAID FOR BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT LOUGHBOROUGH (otherwise it may mean that there may not be enough Fresher T-Shirts and packs), however, you will be able to pay for the subs on move-in day, but it is not advisable.
Returners Hall Subs - £55
Returner Subs are paid for by 2nd, 3rd or Final Year students residing in the hall for the year. This allows you to access all social events throughout the year, such as punch parties and allows you to take part in CP IMS. It also allows you to purchase Winter/Summer Ball and CP Day tickets at a discounted price. This sub also allows access to all Refresher Events.
Affiliate Hall Subs - £35
Affiliate Subs are paid for by students residing in town for the year who wish to affiliate with CP. Buying this sub allows you to represent CP at IMS sports and attend social events. It allows you to purchase Winter/Summer Ball tickets at a discounted price. It also gives access to all Refresher events and complimentary access to CP Day.
THIS SUB DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCESS TO FRESHERS’ EVENTS.
Affiliate Freshers Hall Subs - £130
These are Freshers subs for freshers that are living outside halls, you will get all the benefits during freshers and also gain an affiliation with the hall afterwards.
Fresher Helper Hall Subs - £45
This sub is for our Fresher Helpers. It provides access to the Fresher events where you are required to attend, as well as access to all other social and IMS events for the year. Buying these subs allows you to purchase Winter/Summer Ball tickets at a discounted price. It also gives access to all Refresher events and complimentary access to CP Day.