“Coming from the food paradise that is Singapore, my greatest worry was that Netherhall did not even serve a proper bowl of rice, which is anathema. For did not Our Lord say, Man does not live by bread alone? (I forget what comes next, but He must surely have referred to rice.) But God put me in Netherhall to learn this lesson – it is not what you eat, but who you eat with that truly matters. The years have gone, but fewer days have passed than the times I have looked at my dinner and thought – I would give this all up to break bread with all my friends from Netherhall again.”
Year/ Course: 1 year (2009-2010), BSC in International Relations, London School of EconomicsGeoffrey Lee
“I remember my time in Netherhall with great fondness. I first arrived there a bright and keen first year medical student (UCL) in 1999. Netherhall aims to be a home away from home, and it was just that. It is a great place to live and to study. I made lifelong friends there (a good number of whom travelled from around the world to my wedding last year). I would not hesitate to recommend living in Netherhall to any young student who wants a home to live in whilst studying rather than just a place to live.”
UCL MedicineDr Matthew J Knight
“I loved my 6 years in Netherhall House where I made friends for life, honed my work ethic and had fun at the same time. Netherhall House fosters intellectual excellence, artistic freedom and above all, the spirit for doing good by building a principled, idealistic and trusting community. During my time at Netherhall, we took part in invigorating debates, curious quiz shows, warm get togethers, public lectures by statesmen, fiesty cricket matches and walks to nearby Hampstead Heath. Coming from India, Netherhall was a home away from home and the clean, well planned and beautiful rooms in one of the best neighborhoods in London were a luxury. It has had a huge role to play in who I am today.”
6 years – 2005-2011. Completed final year of BSc. Economics at LSE, followed by MRes. Economics at LSE (2006-08) and PhD. Economics at LSE (2008-2011).Prakash Singh
“My memories of Netherhall are invariably of warm welcomes, good company, and the odd early-evening trip to the pub! The house’s facilities (which include a theatre and a dedicated newspaper room) are second to none, and the food isn’t half bad either! Most importantly, I found I was never far from a good chat or laugh with like-minded people – one or two of whom I’ve been close friends with ever since.
There are many stories I could recount from my time at Netherhall but ultimately it should suffice to say: If you’re looking from a home away from home, you couldn’t do better!”
Russian studies UCL BA, 2012-2013James K.
“Netherhall was more than just a residence for me; it was a life changing experience. I built friendships that will last a lifetime and learned more than I could have ever imagined. It was a complete support system for my stay in London and allowed me to develop intellectually, morally and spiritually. The get-togethers, dinners, talks and philosophical discussions have no doubt made me a better individual for which I am indebted to Netherhall. It is truly more than just a place to stay and I hope that it keeps on continuing its unique traditions in the service of society.”
2013-2015, Political Economy, King’s College LondonBakht J Baryar
“Netherhall House was a great place during my London studies 20 years ago. It’s the perfect place to make friends from all over the world and take time to study. Everything is made for you to be in a peaceful and easy environment. Food, bed linen and clothes wash and cleaning is provided, being a very practical aspect during those student years. Today I still have friends that I made during those years. When I come back to London I still pop in to say hello, and I am always welcomed. The director and management staff are very friendly and helpful and always there listening to you if needed. In other words, I enjoyed staying at Netherhall House, great place, great people.”
British College of Osteopathic Medicine – D.O , Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy. 1994-1998Guillaume Carteau
“At Netherhall you will find yourself at home. I like the “get together” (7:30 PM every evening). People here like to express and respect opinions on all topics, so that you could understand different cultures. Besides, I like the food at Netherhall. Please do not skip the Sunday’s breakfast.”
2012-2013 at City University London majoring in Political CommunicationYang Xiao
“The Netherhall House experience does not cease to nourish my professional and personal life. Professionally speaking, Netherhall House has taught me open-mindedness, rigorous studying, and a critical sense of analysing the question “why” on top of the question “how”. Personally speaking, Netherhalll House brought me spiritual tools to develop my faith, a balanced lifestyle, and a valuable thirst for true friendship. I would recommend it to any young man wishing to enjoy London.”
2008-2009 King College London, School of LawPaul-Francoise Schira
“My words will not do justice to the time I spent at Netherhall but i might as well go ahead. It was home outside home. The warmth, the people. It was my second family outside Kenya because that is the next place I picked values that I will practice for life. i admired the attitude of service, stewardship and community. The way i carry myself in Kenya is now different even I parents wonder. They were joking about sending my younger brother also to Netherhall. Pray for money that it may actually stop being a joke.”
Project Management Analyst with General Electric. Support growth initiatives in Sub Saharan Africa.
Masters of Finance at Hult International Business School. NH between 2014 -2015Alfred Otieno
My stay at Netherhall was ideal. Netherhall gave me a sense of belonging in a community. This was essential during the first year of my studies in London, as at times one can get overwhelmed by the city. It also helped me develop an academic routine that I would have not found in other halls of residence. Most importantly, everyone in Netherhall encouraged me to share the songs I was writing during that year, which I will always be grateful for!
Sergi CunillSergi Cunill
Netherhall represents best traditions, not best practices only. It is a long established routine of being together in order to create a community. Heart of the Netherhall is focused on elevating abilities of ‘self’ due to the presence within the community; it enables the growth of your spiritual path, educational path, friendship pathway and physical path – you can play a lot of football with Spaniards. Netherhall gives you a kit that you cannot buy in the shop, read from a book or even get by graduation.
Management, Queen Mary University of London.