Howard arrived at Tottenham Place, Manor Hall and the University from Hong Kong in 2011. From the start, he was very keen to get involved with hall life as much as possible. He is a very popular and hard-working student. He was elected JCR President in May 2012, the first International Student to be elected to the position in many years. The MHA wishes that his year as JCR President goes well in this difficult year with the main building being closed and that he lives up to the award he has been given!
The 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 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.
Philip has being an asset to the hall ever since he arrived in 2010. In his first year he was involved with the environmental action group in the hall. His love of technical equipment meant he became JCR Tech Rep at the end of his first year, under the Presidency of Henry Mohanraj. He has also been involved with the technical side of Manor Amateur Dramatics (MAD) productions, taking over the role of Keith Upton, a previous recipient of the EHA. Philip has shown great dedication to all aspects of JCR events, often being the last there tidying up even though he lived out of Manor for the year and it was a few miles to get home! The MHA looks forward to his continued involvement in the hall.