As part of the UCSA Exec, Devanshi has her finger on the pulse of what students can get from their time at UC.
At UC you’re exposed to lots of different things, whether its sport, academics, clubs or culture.
I really like that everyone’s so open and positive. People smile at each other and want to make friends.
So many things! I really like that everyone’s so open and positive. People smile at each other and want to make friends. Another highlight for me was starting a club.
It began as a joke with my friends. I’m Indian and I made curry for everyone one night. It was really late and I said, “hey guys, what if I started a club involving curry – would people join?” We launched it during O-Week and 300 people signed up! It’s been really successful and we even won Best New Club.
It was a big learning curve. Last year was a massive experimental year for me. I had to figure out how to start and run a club, organise events and use mailing lists. I love entrepreneurship, so it was great to create something new and see it go this far.
I started playing basketball. I’m quite short so I wasn’t sure, but a friend asked and I said “okay, I’ll give it a go”. It’s been awesome. At UC you’re exposed to lots of different things, whether its sport, academics, clubs or culture. I never thought I’d like basketball but I love it!
I've been elected to the UCSA general exec. I'm going to be in charge of education and human development. I think it will be a cool challenge to be a voice for students in that area. It's also great management experience and there will be so many new friends and connections to make. I can't wait!
How nice the lecturers are. Even if there are a couple hundred people in your class, they actually do care. They love having chats and helping you out. All you need to do is ask.
Coming to uni is like a fresh start. At high school, if you’re different you’re weird. Here, if you’re different you’re cool – and everybody is different! At UC you don’t have to be afraid to be yourself.