A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with 20 year-old Birthe Skingen, a vivacious student at UOW who is studying a Bachelor of Journalism. Birthe, or Brittany as her friends call her, moved from her hometown in Norway three months ago to start a course at UOW and follow her passion for sports Journalism.
I interviewed Birthe to find out more about her hometown, what she loves about her new home and what she is finding difficult since moving to Australia.
See Birthe on:
– WordPress: birtheskingen
– Twitter @bskingen
I Miss You feat. Atu by Ta-Ku – soundcloud.com/takugotbeats
“It was painful… I couldn’t wait to start Journalism.”
18-year-old Cal Behrendt moved from Bathurst, at the beginning of 2014, to a new home and new course at UOW. With a love of sports like soccer and hockey, Cal joined the University’s hockey side, however spent one season on the team before deciding he wasn’t enjoying it.
What he can say he is now enjoying, is finally beginning his second year at Uni, after an entire year of nothing but Law. He now has the freedom to start the second course in his double degree, Journalism, and it was clear from his smile that he is loving the new change.
Want to learn more about Cal? Click here for his WordPress blog.
– H. x
“I’m a pretty competitive person..” admitted 18-year-old Brock Walsh.
Studying a Bachelor of Journalism, Brock balances Uni with his love for surf life saving, contributing 2 hours of his day, 6 days a week. For him, the best part is competing, and the best part of competing is winning.
In 2014 he competed with his team in Scarborough, Perth, and is looking forward to competing at the Australian titles in Queensland.
Though he might be a competitive sportsperson, it was clear to me that Brock is very down to earth, as he told me how his team have become lifelong friends.
“In order to compete, and win, it’s important to stay close.”
Want to know more about Brock? Click here for his WordPress blog.
– H. x
“Uni is starting to take over.”
17-year-old Jade Fitzpatrick, from Campbelltown, is studying a Bachelor of Journalism/Media Communications and can often be found down at The Yard, relaxing with a beloved hazelnut milkshake.
Although more recently she has stopped participating in sport, Jade still stays active, hiking in Appin, which is one of her favourite places to explore. She gleamed as she described the scenery, the river standing out as the spot she loves most, where kids can be found jumping from the cliffs into the water.
Jade never has though, confessing, “I’m too scared… I’m afraid of heights!”
Want to get to know Jade better? Click here for her WordPress blog.
– H. x
We can all be guilty of self-editing so that the people around us see us in the way we want. Whether we boast about thing or hide things, there are parts of us that we want people to know, and parts that we’d prefer to have left out.
So what is something you want people to know about you? I ask students from UOW to find out their answers.
Special thanks to Joel Teixeira, Aditya Nair, Lauren Mullhall, Jack Batman and Taylor Lynch who appear in this Vox Pop, and the various other interviewees. You were all wonderful to work with and very helpful!
– H. x
Music We Were In Love by Ta-Ku – soundcloud.com/takugotbeats
There are few feelings better than when a friend or stranger gives you a compliment. Genuine compliments emphasis our strengths and often leave us feeling positive about ourselves, whether just for that day or months to come – either way, everyone loves to be given a great compliment.
So what’s your best? What is the best compliment you’ve ever received? I ask students from UOW to find out their answers.
Special thanks to Alex Debs, Amelia Crawford, Luke Simon and Alison Rytmeister who appear in this Vox Pop, and the various other interviewees. You were all great to work with and very helpful!
– H. x
Begginning to End by Ta-Ku – soundcloud.com/takugotbeats
What do ‘Alison Wonderland’, ‘Ball Park Music’, ‘Delta Riggs’ and ‘Art vs. Science’ have in common? UOW’s adored UniBar.
It certainly isn’t any form of campus secret but morning and night you can assure UniBar is humming with lively conversation as students of all ages gather, sharing food, drink and stories…. But mainly drink…
Out the back on the veranda the sun is warm and the drinks are cold, a blissful feeling after a long day of study, what could be better? Not much, but the pounding bass and music in your ears at the ‘End of Exams Party’ that UniBar holds each June comes pretty close…
– H. x