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.


Joel first came to Manor Hall in 2013 as an undergraduate reading Geology; before returning in 2014 as a Senior Resident. It is his efforts in his role as Senior Resident with responsibility for the bar that have made him stand out as being an instrumental member of hall life over the last year. In recent years management of the hall bars handled centrally by the University and as such the Bar Senior Resident has the unenviable task of ensuring the bar runs smoothly; having to liaise with the university to arrange things like late licences, stock and all the other day-to-day aspects that make the bar function. In this role he has lead the bar to one of its most financially successful years.
Accounting & Finance
Ashraf first came to Manor Hall in 2012 as an undergraduate to read for a degree in Accounting & Finance, which was conferred upon him by the University this year. Throughout his time at the University he has played an active role in the life of the hall, sitting on the JCR Committee last year and being a constant source of help and support to this year’s Committee. Besides from his efforts towards the JCR, Ashraf has also played in a key role in MAD over the last year, not least in his role as conductor for their Disney Cabaret. For his three years at the University Ashraf has been one of the most dependable individuals in the Manor Hall Community and he is a truly worth recipient of the Elton House Award.