LSE Halls Cup

Get active, meet great people and score points for your hall

LSE Halls Cup is LSE's friendly inter-hall competition. Find out how to take part, what you can win and what activities will score you points for your hall.

LSE Halls Cup started off as a competition but led to [...] lots more events and parties to look forward to! It's a great initiative […] residents taking an active role in building community, making our campus and halls better, more fun places to live.

Sanjana Khanna

Halls Cup leaderboard

Scores as of April 2021

Last updated: 1 April 2021

Halls cup leaderboard
HallPointsUp on previous month
Carr-Saunders Hall 44.74 +24.39
Bankside House 30.95 +11.09
Passfield Hall 29.69 +10.08
urbanest King's Cross 24.36 +10.43
Rosebery Hall 21.53 +5.39
Butler's Wharf Residence 20.99 +5.72
High Holborn Residence 20.81 +6.57
Sidney Webb House 19.26 +5.08
Lilian Knowles House 18.61 +5.4
Northumberland House 18.51 +5.5
urbanest Westminster Bridge 13.97 +1.95
Intercollegiate Halls 1.21 +0.69

Scores are being updated monthly between October and June. 

A breakdown of all Michalemas term and Lent term submissions can be found in Halls Cup Scores Breakdown [PDF].

Everyone can submit evidence to score points using the online form:

Submit your Halls Cup evidence



 

Compete in the Halls Cup

To compete in the Halls Cup, all you need to do is to take part in qualifying events and activities. Even if you don't live in halls, you can still be part of the Halls Cup. Email residential.life@lse.ac.uk and we'll assign you a hall. 

Points can be collected from Michaelmas term until the end of Summer term. This means you’ll start with points already in the bank when you arrive at the hall.

Prizes

Make history by adding your team ribbon to the cup trophy and display it proudly in your hall. Your hall can win one of three prizes:

  • Halls Cup trophy and a cash prize for the winning hall
  • cash prize for the first runner up
  • cash prize for the second runner up

Submitting Halls Cup evidence

Hall committees track their evidence through events logs, photographs and attendance lists. In all other categories, evidence needs to be provided by the event organiser (eg LSE Volunteering Centre, LSE Sustainability Team, LSE SU ActiveLifestyle, LSE Raising and Giving). You can also submit events as an individual student. Make sure you collect evidence of what’s happened and who attended your event or activity. 

Everyone can submit evidence and bank points using the online form:

Submit your Halls Cup evidence


If you’re not sure if your activity earns you points for your hall, email residential.life@lse.ac.uk and we will work together on how to best add the points.

Qualifying categories and events

Fundraising

You can score points through LSESU Raising and Giving (RAG) or on your own:

  • 50 points for the hall which raises the most funds
  • 40 points for second place
  • 30 points for third place
  • 10 points for any hall that wins Battle of the Halls
  • 20 points for any hall who has raised more than £150
  • 10 points for any hall who has raised a minimum of £75
  • 5 points for each hall that participates in the RAG Jailbreak
  • 5 points for any hall that participates in the RAG Gets Lost challenge
  • 5 points for any hall that participates in the LSE Virtual 10k*

*Points in this category will be awarded once evidence will be submitted. Evidence needs to consist of your ticket confirmation from Eventbrite and the "LSE Residences 2021" Strava Club joining. 

Submit your Halls Cup evidence

Volunteering

You can score points through the LSE Volunteer Centre or on your own (virtually or in-person):

  • 5 points for each student per volunteering event*
  • 5 points for each group of five students that submit a detailed feedback form for LSE Volunteer Centre (the form needs to be approved by the LSE Volunteer Centre team and meet their quality check)
  • 15 points for each student that publishes a post on the LSE Volunteer Centre blog
  • 40 bonus points awarded to the hall with at least 20 per cent hall population involved in volunteering

Submit your Halls Cup evidence

* Points in this category will be weighted by the number of bed spaces at each hall. Please include supplementary photographic evidence. A simple group photo will suffice. If attendance was recorded (sign-in sheets, Eventbrite, Facebook, etc), please submit these too, for the event of a tie.

Active lifestyle

You can score through virtual or in-person fitness and sport events in your hall or on campus:

  • 5 points for each resident who participates in an active lifestyle session or event such as football tournaments, yoga or Zumba® classes

Submit your Halls Cup evidence

Hall committee events

Score by attending events organised by your committee, warden team or hall management:

  • 20 points for each student who attends a virtual or in-person wellbeing or mental health hall committee event (submitted as event logs to ResLife)*
  • 10 points for each student attendee at any other virtual or in-person hall events organised by the hall committee, warden team or management (submitted as event logs to ResLife)*
  • 10 points for each student attendee at any virtual or in-person event either open to all residents of the hall or your household organised by any resident (submitted as event logs to ResLife)*
  • 10 points for each Hall Committee initiative (highlighted by the Residential Life team)

Submit your Halls Cup evidence

*Points in this category will be weighted by the number of bed spaces at each hall. Please include supplementary photographic evidence. A simple group photo will suffice. If attendance was recorded (sign-in sheets, Eventbrite, Facebook, etc), please submit these too, for the event of a tie.

Civic engagement

To score, elect a full hall committee, register to vote in UK elections (if there’s an election), complete the accommodation survey and attend Residences User Group (RUG) meetings:

  • 2 points awarded to each student that takes part in the Accommodation satisfaction survey*
  • 20 points awarded to the hall with the highest participation rate in the Accommodation satisfaction survey
  • 20 points awarded to each hall that has a hall committee representative at each Residences User Group meeting
  • 50 points awarded for each fully elected committee during Michaelmas term (for UG halls, a full committee has all positions filled, for PG halls, a full committee has all core positions filled (president, vice president, communications officer))
  • 5 points awarded to each student that registers to take part in a local UK election
  • 2 points awarded to each students that becomes a Mutual Aid Network volunteer in their hall of residence

Submit your Halls Cup evidence

* Points in this category will be weighted by the number of bed spaces at each hall. Please include supplementary photographic evidence. A simple group photo will suffice. If attendance was recorded (sign-in sheets, Eventbrite, Facebook, etc), please submit these too, for the event of a tie.

Sustainability

Participate in Reduce the Juice or Green Week Challenge, help with donations and collections and bring your own re-usable items to committee events:

  • 25 points for the hall(s) that wins the Green Week Challenge
  • 15 points for each hall that wins a Reduce the Juice sprint
  • 10 points for each hall that organises a collection drive
  • 10 points for each hall committee event where every single resident brings their own reusable item (eg mug, glass, cutlery)
  • 5 points for each resident that becomes a sustainability ambassador as part of Reduce the Juice
  • 1 point for each resident that attends a monthly Reduce the Juice webinar
  • 1 point for each resident that participates in a Reduce the Juice challenge (either by email to the Reduce the Juice team or through social media, using #LSEHallsCup, tagging Reduce the Juice and ResLife in the same post, multiple entries permitted)
  • 2 points for each resident that qualifies for a Sustainability Advocate Award as part of Reduce the Juice

Submit your Halls Cup evidence


More about LSE Halls Cup

LSE Halls Cup in pictures

 

4x3-students-garden-party
Passfield Hall Summer BBQ 
4x3-thanksgiving
Thanksgiving at Lilian Knowles House
4x3-pizza-party
Pizza party at urbanest Westminster Bridge 
4x3-yoga-session
Sidney Webb House yoga session
4x3-mexican-party
Mexican party at urbanest King's Cross
16x9-diwali-party
Bankside House Diwali celebrations
4x3-personal-training-session
Personal training session at Butler's Wharf Residence

 

 

2020/21 Halls Cup highlights

 

  • £618 raised in fundraising events
  • 117 hours contributed to volunteering
  • 228 wonderfully diverse events hosted across all halls
  • ‘Collection drives’- initiatives in halls 
  • in-hall fitness sessions including yoga and running clubs
  • 48 per cent of students participated in the Accommodation satisfaction survey 

Halls Cup winner history

The previous winning halls were: 

  • 2020/21 Carr-Saunders Hall
  • 2019/20 Rosebery Hall 
  • 2018/19 Rosebery Hall 
  • 2017/18 High Holborn Residence

Questions about LSE Halls Cup? Contact the Residential Life team at residential.life@lse.ac.uk.