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Nailah from Singapore, Studying Masters of Architecture

Nailah from Singapore, Studying Masters of Architecture

My favourite spot in the college actually is the roof terrace, and that’s because on winter days, on sunny winter days especially, you can sit out there, read a book or do your assignments. It’s the best… short escape from your room.

  Nailah from Singapore, Studying Masters of Architecture

Nailah's Experience:

Hi I’m Nailah. I’m from Singapore. I’m currently doing my Masters of Architecture at UNSW. I’m in my 5th year and hopefully after graduating next year in September I can secure a job which ultimately will lead me to register as an architect.

I did my undergraduate studies at UNSW as well but at that time back then I was living with a friend off campus. This time when I received my postgraduate acceptance letter I wanted a different experience and also be within a community where we could share knowledge and support each other throughout our course just like a family away from home.

Since arriving at NCV, the experience has exceeded my expectations. It being a Christian college didn’t deter me at all because it meant that the college was built on good values that I share as well, so that was something that motivated me to apply for the college.

When I first arrived it was rather late and I was actually worried that I wouldn’t be able to get into the building, but I was greeted by a senior resident who came out and settled me in that night. She wasn’t on my floor but from that day she sort of looked out for me and introduced me to other people at the Orientation week events, including the BBQ and the formal dinner.

The staff at NCV have all been very accommodating and friendly, not just at the front desk but the cleaning and management staff, and I enjoy, you know, just having small talk with them when we pass each other in the building. I’m currently staying in a studio apartment and it’s well-equipped. It’s got everything I need, even long tables which I actually, specifically requested for.

My favourite spot in the college actually is the roof terrace, and that’s because on winter days, on sunny winter days especially, you can sit out there, read a book or do your assignments. It’s the best, sort of, short escape from your room, without having to track all the way up to library. [In addition,] other than the bigger social events at NCV that involve the bigger, wider community, one of the other social events that I enjoy is the weekly floor suppers, and it’s just a nice short time during the week to bond with your neighbours over sweets and fruits.

I think the thing that I will value the most having lived at college and even after life in New College is the connections and the friendships that I have made with people from various industries and from all around the world.