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Meet the 2017 New College Alumni Scholarship Recipient, Mirren

Wednesday 14 June, 2017
by Jonathan Billingham

MirrenI am from Attunga, NSW, which is roughly seven hours North West of Sydney. The population of Attunga is about 500 people.

This is my third year at New, so it’s fair to say I love it here. My favourite thing is the sense of community and family, which is great to have being so far away from my own. While at New I’ve directed the 2016 and 2017 New College theatrical productions and I was a member of the cast of revue and musical. I’ve had the opportunity to play soccer and hockey on the college teams, been involved with the NCCF and last year I was lucky enough to be named Collegian of the Year.

I’m currently in my first year of Exercise Physiology after a degree change this year. I would like to be able to work with people suffering from either cardiovascular or neurological diseases.

Without financial support I wouldn’t have been able to live in college for one year, let alone three. I would not have been able to pay my own way through uni without receiving the scholarship. I’m so grateful for the support of this scholarship to enable me to stay on for my third year.