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Warden Welcome: Jan Spalek

By LucyMcDonald 11 Aug 2023

My name is Jan and I am the Residence Life Warden at the Clarence Dock Village – leafy and green halls located right on the river Aire. I am originally from Slovakia and have been living in the UK since 2008. I also work at the Student Careers and Placement department so if you’re after any career or job-related advice, please do come and speak to me. 

I work with an amazing team - 4 residence life assistants and the site team – to ensure your time at Clarence Dock Village is as fab as it can be. We are here to ensure you are making lots of friends, meeting new people and having fun, but also can call Clarence Dock your home where you can relax and recharge your batteries after a busy day at the Uni. If you face any challenges or issues, whatever life throws at you, please do come and speak to me or the team. We will do our best to help or to refer you to the most appropriate service at the University. Doesn’t matter how small or big the problem is, we are happy to help you. 

We have a lovely common room with TV, pool and tennis tables and run lots of events including movie nights, quizzes, bingo, outdoor events and much more. If you happen to stay over the Xmas break, you can help us decorate the Christmas tree and have a nice dinner too!

Did you know Clarence Dock Village has also got 2 pawsome four-legged friends living here? They are called Frosty and Rita and are here to keep you safe (of course) but also brighten your day. Many students take them for a walk or come and say hello to offer belly rubs 😊 Check out their own Instagram page for what they are up to and do say hello when you see them on site. 

Looking forward to seeing you soon at Clarence Dock Village!

- Jan Spalek, Warden of Clarence Dock Village (and Frosty and Rita🐾)

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LucyMcDonald Marketing Executive for Residence Life. Fun fact: I'm a Leeds native and I specialised in VFX and CGI before having a career change and getting into the wonderful world of Marketing!
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