Meet some of the students from Goldstein College.

James Hargrave

Student (RF)

Originally from Coffs Harbour, I moved to Sydney to study architecture, leaving behind friends and family. In 2010 I moved into Philip Baxter College where I lived for 2 years before moving across to Goldstein College. Living not just on campus but in college has been, and continues to be, an incredible experience. I’ve made friendships to last a lifetime.

I decided to apply to become a Resident Fellow at Goldstein because I was once a young college student myself and can now understand the importance of having such a strong and reliable support network behind me. I get a great deal of enjoyment out of developing friendships with students and watching them grow into young professionals.

What 3 words describe Goldstein College?

Warm. Energetic. Intelligent.

What’s one of your favourite quotes?

Less is a bore – Robert Venturi.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

To speak fluent Italian.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

Tony Stark.

If you could choose anyone (living or dead), who would you pick as your mentor?

Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe.

Jeremy Bowers


Born in Sydney, I moved to England in my final year of High School to complete my HSC. I made the decision to move back to Australia to attend university and study psychology. I’m extremely interested in understanding more about myself and the people around me and I believe a degree in psychology will equip me with valuable life skills and help shape the way I view the world.

I heard great things about living on campus and the college experience before moving into Goldstein College.

Apart from being able to wake up 5 minutes before your lecture, socially and culturally, it’s been an amazing experience. You get to meet so many people from diverse and interesting backgrounds and develop bonds in a fun, supportive and expansive environment. Being so close to such an abundance of academic support has also been an invaluable resource.

What 3 words describe Goldstein College?

Supportive. Expansive. Awesome.

What’s one thing not many people know about you?

I am a recovered dinosaur enthusiast/addict.

What cheers you up?

Friends, relaxing in nature, surfing/running and music.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Reinhold Messner.

If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, what would it be?

Harry Potter, hands down.