Students living at University Hall have 24/7 pastoral care from our dedicated and friendly Residential Life team. Together they provide academic, leadership and community initiatives to assist students in making the most of their UWA degree.
UniHallers automatically become part of the Resident’s Club Comittee (ResClub). ResClub is a student elected group of residents who are passionate about the Hall community and volunteer their time to organise a huge range of social and sporting activities to enrich a student’s experience at the Hall.
Mark Sampson, University Hall Principal
Mark has taught for over 30 years in the education industry at schools across Australia including Canberra, Toowoomba and the Barossa Valley. He has spent the past 15 years in Perth in roles including Deputy Head at Aquinas College and the last six years as Head of Senior School at Wesley College. He grew up in Adelaide where he studied to become a Physical Education Teacher. In later years, he undertook his Masters in Educational Leadership at The University of Newcastle. He joins the UniHall community with his wife Kate and two sons and is looking forward to meeting the residents once they arrive in mid-February.
“I am excited to be appointed as Principal of University Hall. In my years of secondary teaching and school leadership I have developed a passion for guiding staff and students and particularly supporting students and residents to feel safe, valued and happy. I am very impressed with the team of staff that lead University Hall as well as the academic, cultural, leadership and social programs on offer that encourage student learning, positive relationships and personal welfare.”
Liam has recently arrived from Canberra, Australia, to join the ResLife team. Formerly a professional outdoor education instructor, he has travelled around the globe and a highlight of his career has been leading school based community service and leadership expeditions in Vietnam, Borneo, Thailand and Laos.
In 2016, Liam will coordinate the Community Experience program whilst looking after A, B, C, D and E Houses. He is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys bushwalking, trekking, mountain biking and getting involved in adventure sports.
Stuart is originally from London. He moved to Perth and joined University Hall with his family when the new buildings opened in 2013.
Stuart was a physical education teacher for over sixteen years in the UK and has a strong passion for pastoral care. In 2015, he will manage the Community Experience Program whilst also having responsibility for A-E House while liaising with Taylors College. When Stuart isn’t following his beloved Chelsea FC and London Wasps it is highly likely he will be listening to Paul Weller!!
Sangeetha is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia and has most recently been working as an auditor at the Auditor-General’s Office in Singapore before returning to Australia with her husband in 2015.
Sangeetha completed a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science/Anthropology) and a Bachelor of Asian Studies at the Australian National University in 2007 then went on to achieve a Master of Professional Accounting with Merit in 2009. She lived in residence at Burton and Garran at ANU and held several residential staff positions in that time, including time as a Sub-Dean.
Residential Advisors (RAs) are fellow peers employed by University Hall.
They are responsible for the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of all the residents on their floor and a massive help in welcoming them to the University Hall community. Each night after 5pm, two RAs are on duty and the first point of contact to help with any after- hours incidents or concerns.