Jessica Gopalan

'Being at Uni Hall has changed me in the most positive way I could ever imagine...'

  • Jessica Gopalan

Studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Cinema Studies

Coming to UC for studies in History and Cinema Studies, Jessica decided on staying at University Hall accommodation near campus for the full student life experience.

‘It looked extremely inviting and comforting from the get go,’ she says. ‘A major aspect for me when picking a hall was the number of residents, and with over 550 residents at Uni Hall it was really exciting knowing I would have so many new people to meet. The close proximity to the University made it extra convenient also!’

The community at Uni Hall lived up to its reputation, and gave Jessica the added bonus of developing close friendships.

‘Being at Uni Hall has changed me in the most positive way I could ever imagine. I have learnt a lot about myself at Uni Hall and have learnt to take all the opportunities given to me,’ she says.

‘The best thing about Uni Hall is that I’ve made lifelong friends who I consider my family. The comforting nature and strong bond you share with fellow residents was an aspect that truly made my experience flourish.’

She highly recommends other students consider staying in UC accommodation, and particularly Uni Hall, after having such an amazing and fulfilling experience there.

‘Coming from someone who was originally going to go flatting instead of staying at a hall, I can tell you that after being at Uni Hall, I couldn’t imagine it any other way.’

Choosing to study History and Cinema Studies was inspired by a long-held passion of both subjects, and her knowledge of UC’s reputation in History.

‘Ever since I was young I have had a colossal passion for History and this impacted my decision on studying History at UC. I want to revitalise History and be able to share all my knowledge on a local and global frontier.

‘Cinemas Studies was a small passion for me that I wanted to grow into and since being at UC my passion for films has grown immensely,’ she says.

Jessica looks forward to continuing her studies in both subjects and UC experience, especially with such an impactful first year.

‘I absolutely love UC and am seriously happy with my choices. With my first year almost over I have discovered I love the vibe of Uni and all of the new experiences I have shared with my closest people. I am thoroughly looking forward to my second year at UC.’

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