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It’s all about the birds and the bees and for Bron Ayre the preservation of our State Floral Emblem; the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw.
Bron took out first place at the Western Australian FameLab Semi-Final with her research on understanding the critical role birds play in pollinating South Western plants. Having only three minutes for her presentation she said it was tough picking one element of her research.
University Hall was proud to have both the men's women's team make it to their Grand Finals over the weekend!
Our Female ResClub Sports Rep, Ian Brady, said the women's doubles team made it to the Grand Final after three wins and one loss. Kristin Holz and Hitomi Onoue played a fantastic game against Trinity with a close effort and win of second place.
The men's team, Ian Brady and Chris Mihaljevich, also played out some incredible games as they made it through to the Grand Final after two wins and two losses. They came in second place after playing against Trinity.
I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. I lived there for 19 years before moving to Perth. If anyone suggested studying abroad to me three years ago I would have said no without a doubt. I loved being at home in South Africa with my family, I never wanted to leave the safety net that was my home.
The competition is fierce this year amongst UWA’s Inter-College sporting teams. UniHall is off to a flying start with our teams taking out first and second place titles in a variety of sports.
The season began with the cross-campus run where our runners won 2nd and 3rd place. It was fantastic to see a squad of more than 30 residents take part by either running, walking or cheering on the team.
Shortly after the cricket team braved the heat and took out first place during the weekend competition! Go UniHall!
The University Hall community proudly raised over $2,500 for The World’s Greatest Shave this year.
Stelio Antonas, University Hall Residential Advisor, decided to run this event for the residential community to show their support for people suffering from blood cancer. Residents could get involved by shaving their head, colouring their hair or by donating to his fundraising page.
The head hunter and book author James Fairbairn visited University Hall (UniHall) to give the first career seminar in this year’s SPARK Series. “I want to make sure you can look back on your career and say ‘I lived up to my potential’”, James began his talk.
With over 5,000 interviews under his belt and 23 years in the recruiting industry, James spent the next 90 minutes sharing tips on what it takes to stand out from the crowd when job hunting.
I’m originally from One Arm Point Community, traditionally called Ardiyooloon, which has a population about 300, and is nestled by pristine beaches and ancient islands. My tribes are the Bardi Jawi, Mayala and Mangala of coastal and central Kimberley.
My sense of empowerment comes from the history of my home community.
Someone asked me “Why don’t you get an English name?” I answered “Don’t you know what Son stands for? Be smart, be original, be noble and be Son.”
I grew up in Saigon, Vietnam. The city which you can see motorbikes almost everywhere. The city which you can enjoy various types of food from different cultures without paying more than $10. The city which is always busy and crowded. The city I love the most. The city I called home. I never thought that I would leave this place.
The Common Room in K House has been revamped just for our UniHallers.
University Hall has listened to the residential community about how students would like to use their common spaces around the Hall. Spending a night in with friends watching movies or having a gaming marathon are two favourite past times at the Hall.
University Hall kicked off the year with some incredible O-Week activities.
Freshers traveled from all over the world, Australia and Western Australia to move into UniHall during our Welcome Day. From there everything began with a Welcome BBQ where freshers met the UniHall team - Principal Mark Sampson, the Residential Advisors and most importantly other residents who they'll be living with among the community.
Amok Island has captured elements of the diverse community at UniHall through a street art wall piece outside our standard premium rooms.
What was once just a space for residents to lock up their bikes is now an area for them to wander past and take in the intricate parts of the wall piece. It’s a great way to relax after a stressful day at classes.
Xander, Amok Island artist, describes his style as abstract and realistic at the same time. He uses the bare minimum in colour palette and geometric shapes to represent a subject.
UniHaller Rachel Rainey's run down on inter-college events this year. Take a look at what our UniHallers got up to along College Row.
This year UniHallers had the chance to participate in a range of cultural, social and educational events hosted by the Residential Students’ Department that strives to enhance the overall intercollegiate experience of all residents along college row. Some of the events are social mixers intended to promote intercollegiate friendships and relationships such as parties and arts night.
Environmental Advocates Su Ching Lee and Benjamin Wong have launched the University Hall (UniHall) 40 Days Energy Saving Challenge. UniHallers are supporting this fantastic new project by remembering to switch off lights, not leaving on their heater and being more mindful about their energy and water consumption.
Su Ching and Ben are passionate about this environmental initiative and have shared with the community below what they hope to achieve.
I first met Dr John Fall in February 1976 having arrived fresh from Fiji as an undergraduate student. Like any typical international student, I was home sick, having never left Fiji before. I met Dr Fall on Sunday 22 February at dinner, my second day in Australia. He became a lifelong friend, mentor, teacher and inspiration.
University Hall (UniHall) residents Su Ching Lee and Benjamin Wong are the new Environmental Community Advocates for the Hall. Together they have taken a proactive approach to raise awareness about the environment, energy saving, water usage and food wastage by implementing a variety of community driven initiatives.
UniHall Community Advocate Eleanor Jones | Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health is something many shy away from or don’t understand. UniHaller Eleanor Jones is one of our new University Hall (UniHall) Community Advocates who has put her hand up to support and raise awareness of mental health amongst the Hall community.