Law and Arts
What’s been your impression of UC so far?
Fun, laid back, connected. I love how compact the campus is. There’s a central hub which helps to build a strong community feel.
Tell us about living on campus.
For my first two years I lived at College House. It’s the oldest university hall in New Zealand so it's very rich with traditions. That makes it quite a unique experience with formal dining and other events. In your second year there are opportunities for leadership positions. I absolutely loved it. You become really closely connected to everyone there.
Sounds like a great way to get into uni life.
Yes, it definitely is. I totally recommend it for new students. All the halls at UC provide a fantastic transition. You can meet a really good bunch of friends and find people to flat with later. It helps you feel at home in a new city.
How else have you got involved?
Last year I worked for UC Sport and right now I’m the sports representative on UCSA’s general exec. UCSA’s mission is to help students succeed and belong on campus. As the sports exec I work closely with UC Sport and the Rec Centre to make sure student voices are heard.
What’s been a highlight of your time here?
Last summer I did an internship with the law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts in Auckland. After studying for three years it gave me a chance to bring to life my study. I applied everything I’ve learned so far and got a real taste for the career.
Do you feel like you’re on the right track?
Yes, definitely. It was really exciting to see what the future could hold.
It sounds like you've had a really well-rounded experience at UC.
I have. That's something I've really valued. I think it's important to have a broad experience rather than focusing too much on one thing. Being at UC has allowed me to get involved in every aspect of the things I'm passionate about. I’ve got to enjoy a balanced lifestyle and that’s something I want to take into my future as well.