This week University Hall had the pleasure of hosting a group of Years 11 and 12 students from across rural Western Australia (WA) as part of the School of Indigenous Studies’ (SIS) WACE Revision Program.
Representing a diverse cohort, the students travelled from all corners of WA, from the northern reaches of Derby in the Kimberley to Albany in the Great Southern. This dynamic group of students chose to undertake the program to refresh their knowledge to achieve their personal best ATAR results, with the goal of studying at The University of Western Australia and to live on campus next year.
Mr Ray Garrett, SIS Senior Project Officer, says that over the week students were able to experience almost all aspects of university life, such as living in a UWA residential college and attending classes. The students spent time with current UniHallers Ashley Marino, Imogene Weatherly and Jayne Whitby who toured the group around the Hall and shared their personal stories.
“The students were really impressed with the facilities and services provided by UniHall and felt welcomed by all staff and students,” says Mr Garrett.
UniHall resident and 5th year medicine student Declan Scott, along with two other Indigenous medicine students, gave valuable insight into studying medicine and Residential Life in their guest speaker presentations.
While the group have been studying hard, there was still plenty of time after class for some fun in the UniHall Games Room. Pool, table tennis and Foxtel were some of the major attractions!
“The week would not have been a success without the support of UniHall. Academic associates who held classes here this week were also appreciative of all the support provided by staff. We hope to continue this partnership (with WACE) for many years to come,” says Mr Garrett.