Services Manager

Services Manager: Lauren Shields (She/Her)

The Services Manager is responsible for the efficient running, maintenance and provision of the JCR’s services and facilities. These include areas like the Junior Common Room Lounge, laundry, updating the website and the Moatside Gym. I will also oversee the catering aspect of college life, going to twice termly meetings with the College to give feedback and being responsible for the running of the weekly formals that are a central Castle tradition.

(More information can be found in the Standing Orders VI.9, p.11-12)

Hi everyone,

I’m Lauren and I will be this year’s services manager, which basically means I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the services and facilities within College. If you have any issues or questions about them, get in touch with me.

I study Chemistry and I have been part of Castle Big Band since my first year and was president last year. I sing in the band and I love to sing at events with the band in college and outside college too. As well as this, I really enjoy working with kids and so have been involved in lots of volunteering around the university and college. I Irish dance (so fun!) and love just spending time with friends and my family. I also have two cats at home who I love to snuggle with!

If you want to get in touch with me just send me an email at

For basic maintenance issues within your accommodation (i.e. blocked showers), or you need some household items replenishing like toilet rolls, please fill out a Maintenance Report Form and the issue will be dealt with as soon as possible.

For comments/suggestions/complaints about food in College, please complete this form.