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Meet the Team: University Hall RLAs

By ResLife 10 Sep 2020

Your Uni Hall RLAs live on site with you and will be running events for you throughout the year. Meet them below!

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Name: Bonnie (Lele)
Hometown: Xiangyang, Hubei, China
Course: Journalism Studies
Academic Year: Fourth Year
Hobbies: Travel, sports and growing plants.
Describe yourself in three words: Friendly, patient and positive.
Message to the students in your Residence: Hello everyone, welcome to this lovely residence community. Now is a difficult moment for us; everyone’s lives and studies are facing challenges. Please don’t worry and keep your enthusiasm and positivity; we are here to work together to help you. I hope that even in this difficult time, we can still have a happy, warm and unforgettable uni life.

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Name: Georgia
Hometown: Brixham, Devon
Course: Chemistry
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: Watching films, kayaking and hiking.
Describe yourself in three words: Positive, easy-going and dependable.
Message to the students in your Residence: It takes time to settle into uni life and residences, so if you are feeling disheartened or overwhelmed then it’s okay! I myself and the other RLAs are always here to have a chat whilst on shift,]; please come and find us as we have all been in the same situations and have many experiences to share with you!  

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Name: Andrew/Ashley
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Course: Physics
Academic Year: Second Year
Hobbies: Kickboxing, bouldering, running, programming and TV.
Describe yourself in three words: Friendly, affable and trustworthy.
Message to the students in your Residence: Hi! Your friendly neighbourhood trans Residence Life Assistant here! If you ever need someone to talk to, especially about life abroad or any LGBT+ related issues, I’ll be happy to talk with you. When the going gets tough, it’s time to get tougher and it will be much easier if we can do it together!

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Name: Lyla
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Course: PhD in Law
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: Travelling, exploring history and culture, scuba diving, horse riding and swimming.
Describe yourself in three words: Curious, friendly and spontaneous.
Message to the students in your Residence: You are smart, smart, smart💡. Make confidence your everything!

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Name: Tshepo
Hometown: Gaborone, Botswana
Course: Journalism Media Communication
Academic Year: Masters
Hobbies: Writing, reading and nature walks.
Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, bold and colourful.
Message to the students in your Residence: We all come bearing gifts and nothing beats exchanging these as we find our feet in our studies, social life and making new discoveries. Hence let us share a little of ourselves with the next person. One’s gift could be a smile, a kind word, a kind gesture and a dose of understanding that we are more alike than different. Everyone wants to have a fantastic and memorable Uni experience and we can all play a part in making it a great journey.  

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Name: Faith
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Course: PhD Law
Academic Year: Writing Up Year
Hobbies: Swimming, basketball, content creation (blogs, vlogs), movies.
Describe yourself in three words: Creative-thinker, authentic and relatable.
Message to the students in your Residence: I am delighted to welcome you to Cardiff uni. As an international student, I have come to love and appreciate Cardiff Uni as a home away from home and while working as an RLA, I’ve made friends who have now become family. I hope you find this in your interaction with us! Please say hi should we bump into each other, and let’s be friends!

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Name: Matthew
Hometown: Watford, UK
Course: Computer Science
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: Piano, just about anything tech-related, programming, and walking.
Describe yourself in three words: Easy-going, efficient & introverted.
Message to the students in your Residence: Welcome to Uni Hall, it’s really not bad. We hope that you come to enjoy living here and your time at Uni. Come see us if you need any tips or support on living in halls.

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Name: Irum
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Course: PhD Economics
Academic Year: Second Year
Hobbies: Community Work, Sports, Culture & History, Reading, Travelling.
Describe yourself in three words: Compassionate, Resilient, Amiable.  
Message to the students in your Residence: I am looking forward to ensuring the wellbeing and safety of university students through facilitating their social and congenial participation in Residence Life.  I will try my level best, in creating a welcoming and inclusive community environment in university halls -a home away from home feeling- which will surely enrich their overall on-campus learning and living experience in these testing times, we are in.

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