Elton House Award

Each year, up to two members of the Association are awarded the prestigious Elton House Award for outstanding service to the Manor Hall community. Nominated by their peers, award winners are recognised as pillars of the Hall and through this award we are able to give a little back in thanks of their efforts.

Among other things, the recipients will receive three years free membership of the MHA. Nominations are accepted in the summer term and the winner announced at the end of the year.

The name of the award comes from the precursor to the Manor Hall Association, The Elton House Association which was founded in 1925. Elton House was one of the all-female student houses that were merged in 1932 to create Manor Hall. The rest, as they say, is history.


David Ip
David Ip
Electronic & Communications Engineering

During his time in Hall David was actively involved in the community life that makes Manor such a special place to live. The committee recieved a record number of nominations for the Elton House Award during the 2009/10 academic year, with David recieving a clear majority. This illustrated to the Awards Committee that his peers held him in high esteem, and after all this is what the Elton House Award seeks to recognise.

David has served on numerous JCR Committees as both Secretary and later as an Officer without portfolio, such was his willingness to remain active in the life of the Hall, he held the former position during his second year when he was resident in the Hall itself. He has also played an influential role in the Hall's Charity Committee; acting as it's chairman and during his tenure he oversaw charitable donations in excess of £2,000, which is a credit to his hard work and that of his committee. In later years David went on to become a Tutor a role in which he continued his involvement with the Charity Committee as well as the Hall's Computer Room.