Meet a student from UNSW Hall.

Yordanos Setargew


I’m from Wollongong, NSW and in my first year studying medical science. Living on campus is a decision I know I’ll never regret, it truly immerses you in all aspects of university life.

I’ve met a variety of different people from all over the world and across Australia, all studying vastly different courses. As well its academic vibe, UNSW Hall facilitates a wide range of extra-curricular activities, such as the City Scavenger Hunt, Art Club and Inter-college sports competitions.

I haven’t lived here long, but I’m excited for the year ahead and I know I’ve already found friendships that will last a life-time.

What are you studying?

Medical science.

What 3 words describe UNSW Hall?

Diverse. Exuberant. Supportive.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

New Zealand! To hike and explore the beautiful landscape…plus visit the set of The Shire from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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

Nelson Mandela or Louis Theroux.

What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Fidelity by Regina Spektor.

Any advice to students in their first year at UNSW Hall?

Get involved! Say hello to people and join any sporting or leadership groups you’re interested in. Everyone is feeling just a nervous as you, so put yourself out there and enjoy!

Will de Dassel


My time at UNSW Hall so far has been without a doubt the most fun, challenging, and transformative six months of my life so far - that's why I'm incredibly excited to be coming back next year into our new building! The people without a doubt are the defining factor of Hall. In our short time we have built such a strong community that values inclusivity as well as independence, academic success and making the best friends of your life. I'm excited for all the events we'll have next year and meeting all the new residents who will join our community. Hall has, very quickly, become my home this year - I'm sure it will for you too!

Breisha Conlan


I'm originally from Wagga Wagga, NSW, and currently in my first year of environmental engineering. This year has been one of the best years of my life, and living at UNSW Hall is a major reason for this. I've never been exposed to such a diverse community of people yet felt such a sense of belonging! Next year I'll be returning to Hall but it'lll be in a new, temporary location. While this will be very different for us, it's not the building that defines out community it's the people. We will be working really hard to bring our college values and we can't wait to welcome new residents. 2019 at UNSW Hall is set to be filled with the usual exciting social, cultural and sporting events. I think the temporary relocation will only allow our community to grow stronger.

Jamal Hopwood


Hi! My name is Jamal, I'm from Bathurst and am currently in my first year of computer science. I love living on campus at UNSW Hall, it is one of the best decisions I've made to date. Being surrounded by a diverse range of people from across the world and around Australia has really broadened my horizons. I have met so many amazing people and been involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities which would not have been accessible without Hall. I can't wait to move with Hall to our new temporary residency while our new building is developed. It will be exciting to help with the design of the new building and continue the incredible culture which has been fostered here at Hall over the past five years. It will also be great to meet all the new residents next year and make sure they have somewhere they can call a home away from home.

Kyra Lee


After living in three different cities, I have never felt the same sense of 'home' until I came to UNSW Hall. Everyone is just so friendly, helpful, inclusive, motivated and supportive despite coming from very different backgrounds. I have made lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories through all the fun sporting, social, cultural and music events we have throughout the year.

Our college is not defined by our building, it is defined by the people! I know that we, the returning residents, are looking forward to making the new place feel like a community, and to carry on many of Hall's transitions into the years ahead. This college is more than an accomodation option, we are a family and I can't wait to come back next year.