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Resident Tutors

Meet our 2020 resident tutors.

UC students have access to a wide range of tutorials to support their studies. Tutorials are made up of small groups and led by young, approachable resident tutors who know you, and you know them. Our tutors live in College so are readily available to answer any questions relating to your course, as well as help you prepare for assessments and exams.

Resident Tutor - Emma Dragh

Emma Dragh

RESIDENT TUTOR - SCIENCE

Originally from Canberra, Emma now calls herself a proud Melbournian. She lived at University College for two years whilst undertaking her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology, which she completed in 2018. Emma decided to take 2019 off to travel around the world, where she spent most of her time in South Africa volunteering with baby rhinos. Passionate about animals and conservation, she can usually be found bird watching at Royal Park, patting dogs or at the zoo. Emma is always up for a chat and particularly enjoys conversation about hating coriander and her beloved rugby league team, the Sydney Roosters.

Resident Tutor - Mallory Evans

Mallory Evans

RESIDENT TUTOR - ARTS (ENGLISH, CULTURAL STUDIES, POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)

Mallory was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 2017 from the University of Western Australia, where she majored in English and Cultural Studies and minored in Politics and International Relations. She came to University College as a graduate student in 2018 to undertake a Master of Publishing and Communications degree at the University of Melbourne. Though she graduated from her Masters program at the end of 2019, Mallory can’t get enough of UC and decided to stay on for a second year as a Resident Tutor. You can always find her around college reading a book, hosting a picnic, practising jiu jitsu or talking incessantly about her three cats.

Lucinda Harrison

Lucinda Harrison

RESIDENT TUTOR – SCIENCE, COMPUTING AND FRENCH

Lucy is a Master of Computational Biology student studying environmental and infectious disease modelling. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne. She majored in Computational Biology in 2018 with a breadth track in French. Lucy has previously completed a summer project with Defence Science and Technology Group, studying the potential applications of bioinformatics techniques to malware identification. She is happy to chat about all things books, films, music, uni and cats!

Resident Tutor - Edward Kermode

Edward Kermode

RESIDENT TUTOR - ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Originally from Perth, Edward is a Master of Landscape Architecture student at RMIT, having completed his Bachelor of Environments (in Architecture) at the University of Melbourne in 2015. He currently teaches design subjects at the University of Melbourne and University College, and continues to practice at a multi-disciplinary design consultancy in Melbourne. Between his studies and teaching, Ed enjoys his time reading and catching up on sport.

Nicholas Langdon

Nicholas Langdon

RESIDENT TUTOR – ARTS (INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, POLITICS AND HISTORY)

Nicholas graduated with a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne in 2018. Before that he completed an Honours thesis on economic sanctions and North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. He has also visited North Korea and is always happy to talk about this and any other matter of geopolitical concern. Nicholas likes to say he’s interested in just about everything except horse racing and country music. His main passions are cult cinema, underground music and literary fiction, what one might dub unpopular culture. He maintains there is a classic Simpsons quote for every occasion.

Vincent Liu - RT photo

Vincent Liu

RESIDENT TUTOR - COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND MATHS

Vincent graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018, where he completed his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Mechatronics Systems. He is currently in his final year of the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) at the University of Melbourne. Vincent was born and raised in suburban Melbourne and his passion for education has led him to pursue roles as a tutor and mentor for the past five years. In his spare time, he enjoys sketching, binge watching shows and finding the best places in Melbourne for a matcha latte. If you want to strike up a long conversation with him, simply mention the words ‘Control Theory’.

Resident Tutor - Fergus Neal

Fergus Neal

RESIDENT TUTOR - ARTS (CREATIVE WRITING AND PHILOSOPHY)

Fergus is a Masters of Teaching student specialising in English and Humanities. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy). Fergus is a music writer for Beat Magazine and is heavily involved in the Melbourne comedy scene. He also hosts a podcast that has featured guests such as the founder of Netflix, Grammy-nominated artists, and comedians. Ferg is happy to talk about music, comedy, and can be found dancing to ABBA at most social events.

Resident Tutor - Ulrike Pfisterer

Ulrike Pfisterer

RESIDENT TUTOR - PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK

Ulrike is a Master of Social Work student, currently studying at the University of Melbourne, and also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology). She is passionate about student wellbeing and mental health and hopes to work as a school counsellor or case manager. Ulrike spent the early years of her life in London and also grew up in Byron Bay before moving to Melbourne. Ulrike has been a competitive cheerleader since 2012 and currently does acrobatic/circus classes in her spare time. She is always up for a chat and is eager to swap documentary or podcast recommendations.

Resident Tutor - Lauren Powell

Lauren Powell

RESIDENT TUTOR - ARTS AND COMMERCE (MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, CREATIVE WRITING AND MARKETING) AND SENIOR COMMON ROOM PRESIDENT

Lauren graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Media Communications and Creative Writing. For the first two years of her undergraduate degree, Lauren was a student here at University College. Since graduating, Lauren has worked in business/project consultancy as well as volunteering with two organisations in Melbourne that work with varying levels of social disadvantage. This year, Lauren is beginning her Masters of Social Work at the University of Melbourne. She is someone you should feel comfortable approaching for a chat, a laugh or about any worries you might have.

Resident Tutor - Lizzy Rogers

Elizabeth Rogers

RESIDENT TUTOR - ARTS (POLITICS. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND LAW)

Lizzy is a Master’s student completing the Juris Doctor at RMIT University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne in 2018; majoring in politics and international studies with a minor in law and justice. Originally from Canberra, Lizzy moved to Melbourne for university in 2016 and spent the first two years of her degree living at University College. She is an avid fan of Masterchef Australia, political and crime podcasts and is always available for a chat or a cup of tea.”

Ayush RT Photo 2019

Ayush Srinet

RESIDENT TUTOR - ENGINEERING, MATHS AND FINANCE

Ayush is from Auckland, New Zealand and has been a UC Resident tutor for the past two years. He has a Chemical and Materials Engineering Degree from the University of Auckland and has just completed a Master of Management with Finance at the University of Melbourne. Combining these degrees, he has been teaching finance and mathematics courses. He also holds a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) certified cooking certificate, meaning he has three degrees in total, which he sees as an edge over the other resident tutors 🙂 In his spare time, you can find him cooking, sketching, and watching historical documentaries.