Wondering what it’s like to live at University Hall? Hear from our UniHallers below about how they transitioned into university life at UWA.
“I am a first year currently majoring in Physiology and Biochemistry and have been living at UniHall since the start of this year. Relocating from Bunbury to Perth, I had never lived away from my family and was terrified of the new phase. Living in college was a last-minute decision but it has genuinely been one of the best decisions of my life. My favourite thing about the Hall is the strong sense of community and diversity of the people that live here. I am part of the International Night Committee and helped organise Global Cafe: India and Nepal. One of the biggest highlights of my time here has definitely been filming the LipDub Video.”
“Coming from a rural place such as Bunbury, the prospect of living in Perth and away from my family seemed quite daunting. When I first arrived at Uni Hall I was quite nervous and didn’t have any idea how things would go. That anxious feeling lasted about 20 minutes, because within that first 20 minutes I had already met so many new people, and made new friends. The hardest part about the first couple of days is remembering all the names of the friendly and interesting people that you meet. There are so many activities going on that make you feel like you’re surrounded by friends that you’ve known for years. Life at Uni Hall is amazing and within a couple weeks you’ll start to feel like you’ve been living there for years, living in a place where so many of your friends are living in the same building as you. The food is great (nothing beats the chocolate mousse) and you will learn things about yourself that 18 years with your family could never teach you.”
“My name’s Anushka Lakhwara and I’m from India! I was actually born in Perth but I’m roughly 2% Australian and that’s about it. My parents are from North India (think Delhi, Mumbai) but I lived in Bangalore (the South) for 13 years before returning back to Perth to study Marketing and Human Resource Management. I’m honestly so glad I picked UWA and University Hall. If you’re wondering why I chose UniHall, it was honestly, the emphasis on diversity that first caught my eye when I was looking at all the colleges, but after living here for almost an entire year, I’ve learned that there’s so much more that UniHall has to offer. Firstly, who wouldn’t enjoy being walking distance from their friends’ rooms 24/7? It’s so incredibly convenient when you’ve run out of Oreos in the middle of the night but you know your friend has some in her cupboard for you to eat at any time. Secondly, we have a multifunctional café: it transforms depending on whether you want to study, eat or do both (also the only college with one, might I add). Jokes aside, Uni all has fostered an incredible community of interesting and distinct people, and with a major in HR, you bet I love interacting with people from not only a multitude of countries but also from every walk of life! Another thing I really love is that there’s always an event or something going on, from Game of Thrones screenings to parties to lip dubs, the list never ends. I could really go on forever about what I love about UniHall but this is getting too long already, so I’ll narrow it down to a few of my favourite spots: K house common room (perfect for movie nights as well as hosting all of the events), the ‘garden’ behind A block (great for some solitude and/or studying) and the library (which has such comfortable chairs it makes doing assignments slightly more bearable). If I could go back in time to decide which college to live in, UniHall would still be the first on my list. ”