Clare Browne

If you’re thinking about college definitely go for it – living at college is a fantastic experience! Talk to people, do some research, and take a tour – all the colleges are great but they’re also all unique.

Moving interstate to attend university was already a big change, so living at college gave me an instant sense of stability and a community to be part of and contribute to. Other benefits include the excellent support services and the activities in a range of areas, such a sports, arts, and social.

The highlight of my college experience has been representing the Whitley students as the female sports representative on the student club executive in my second year, and working as a senior student in pastoral care in third year. Also, winning back-to-back netball premierships was pretty exciting!

Although I expected to have tutorials and knew that there was some level of pastoral care available, I hadn’t expected the level and extent that staff, tutors, and senior students would go to in order to help someone, whether in academic or other areas. Being able to be involved in providing this support to others has been an important part of my college experience.

If you’re thinking about college definitely go for it – living at college is a fantastic experience! Talk to people, do some research, and take a tour – all the colleges are great but they’re also all unique. Take some time to look around and find the one that is the best fit for you.

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