Meet the Team: University Hall RLAs
Your Uni Hall RLAs live on site with you and will be running events for you throughout the year. Meet them below!
Hometown: Pembrokeshire, Wales
Course: Music and English Literature
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: Playing the flute, singing, dancing, reading, writing, photography, and going for long walks!
Describe yourself in three words: Kind, considerate and empathetic.
Message to the students in your Residence: Always take every opportunity to try something new and meet new people. Remember - everyone is in the same boat! A mix of nervousness and excitement is completely normal. Living in Uni Hall means you are super close to Roath Park and have nature right on your doorstep while also living in a big city! Don't hesitate to approach me for any help or advice. I'd be more than happy to help!
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: Swimming, soccer, reading and volunteering.
Describe yourself in three words: Friendly. Fun. Smart.
Message to the students in your Residence: Welcome to Taly! Living in residences may initially be daunting, but you are going to love it! We are here to help, anytime you need it. I genuinely hope Cardiff becomes more than just a university and turns into a place you call home. I know it did for me and I will be there to see that you eventually feel the same.
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Course: Postgrad Neuroscience
Academic Year: 1st Year
Hobbies: Reading, Singing, playing the violin, Trekking
Describe yourself in three words: Open, joyful, and wise.
Message to the students in your Residence: Be open to possibilities and the future unknown. Walk boldly every day and let the universe be your playground.
Hometown: Sichuan, China
Course: PhD FinTech
Academic Year: First Year
Hobbies: Dance (Jazz funk, Urban, Hip Hop), gym sessions, sports (table tennis, badminton, swimming etc.), piano and exploring tasty foods!
Describe yourself in three words: Thoughtful, kind and patient.
Message to the students in your Residence: University life will be full of exploring, experiencing, and achieving. Among all of them, experiencing can be the most important part, you might taste all the sweetness and bitterness of life during this stage. However, don’t be too stressed out, and we will always be here and try our best to support and help your vibrant university life. Cheers!
Hometown: Québec, Canada
Course: Conservation Practice
Academic Year: Masters
Hobbies: Reading, gaming, going for walks and travelling.
Describe yourself in three words: Trustworthy, honest and reliable.
Message to the students in your Residence: Use your time at university to talk to new people and try new things. When you encounter an obstacle remember that there is, more often than not, more than one way to approach a problem and to solve it ( even if it doesn’t seem like it).
Hometown: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Course: LLB Law
Academic Year: Second
Hobbies: Cooking, art, photography, travelling and hiking.
Describe yourself in three words: Adventurous, proactive and genuine.
Message to the students in your Residence: University life is one of the most thrilling experiences one can embark on! It comes with challenges, but it is the challenges that make the journey worthwhile! Despite, all the new changes that come alongside this journey of life time. So don't forget to live it, love it, thrive it and make the most of it!
Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe
Course: MSc Computing
Academic Year: First Year
Describe yourself in three words: Social, open and driven.
Message to the students in your Residence: You are about to have an incredible and unique experience in Cardiff! There are many people who can point in the right direction to achieve your goals while you are here. I am one of those people and I look forward to assisting you on your student journey. And always remember, everyone can do with a little bit of help.
Hometown: Saltpond, Ghana
Course: PhD Language and Communication Research
Academic Year: Second Year
Hobbies: Cooking, travelling, singing and binge-watching.
Describe yourself in three words: Talkative, mature and patient.
Message to the students in your Residence: I am so excited to get to know you all and to share my lived experiences if you'd like. You'll do me a big favour if you let me know I am talking too much when I am; especially when what I'm saying doesn't make so much sense (lol). You can trust me with your secret though (wink), I have been holding on to many for years! I am tend to be sensitive to other people's feelings and will be there for you as long as you want me to; let me know if I'm being a bit of a nuisance with that too. Let's work together to create a loving, tolerant and healthy community!
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