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Becky Pearce

Gen Blair and Becky Pearce
Gen Blair and Becky Pearce

How have you found living at UC?
I love living at UC. I’ve had siblings who went here, so I knew how fantastic it was, but it’s been even better than I thought it would be. The people are amazing. I have had some of the best times of my life here.

What academic advantages are provided at UC?
Being at college definitely gives me an academic advantage with tutorials on offer for every one of my subjects. Also, living in this environment means we can study with other people in our course and help each other out, which is a real comfort to me.

What social advantages are provided?
There is always something happening at college. All the events, especially O-week, make it so easy to make great friends. Every event is so much fun and is filled with experiences you will never forget.

What is college beyond a place to live?
UC is my home away from home. It is the perfect balance between socialising and studying.

One thing I didn’t expect to experience at College is?
I didn’t expect how easy it would be to make friends, there are so many opportunities to do so, and it happens so quickly and effortlessly. UC takes that worry away.

Describe the UC environment.
Comfortable, down to earth, fun and dynamic.

Have you been in leadership roles at UC?
Yes, I have been ‘Fresher Rep’ (representative for first year residents) in 2015 and have loved every minute of the responsibility. Hopefully, it will help with moving on to more leadership roles in the future. UC is such a great facilitator of leadership experience. (Becky has also been elected for ICAC representative for 2016).

How has UC helped you to transition from interstate to living in Melbourne?
It has been helpful living and interacting with second years who know how it all works. College is a great ‘next step’ out of home, where you don’t have to be completely independent.

What is your favourite UC event?
My favourite event was Orientation Week, which involved meeting new people and getting to know college in a fun, new way. It was one of the best weeks of my life.

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