Congratulations to NCV alumna Ghaida Aljuhani on winning the University Medal in 2021!
Ghaida lived at NCV from 2017 to 2019. This year, she has graduated from UNSW and been awarded the University Medal for her outstanding achievements in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Petroleum Engineering.
We recently asked her some questions about how she enjoyed her life at UNSW and NCV!
- What did you find most satisfying about studying Petroleum Engineering?
Contrary to popular belief, petroleum engineering is quite a diverse subject. The most satisfying part is the learning process of providing energy to meet the world’s needs today. Many people do not see or notice all the work required to fuel the world. Being in a position to do so is a privilege, which is why it is so satisfying.
- What would you say to someone considering studying at UNSW?
The strength of UNSW lies within its incredible societal and educational diversity. There are thousands of people to meet from many different outlets. The beauty of UNSW is that it provides a campus lifestyle while being in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. If you are considering universities where you can attain a world-class education and live a top-tier life, UNSW is for you.
- Why did you apply to live at NCV, and what have you gained from living in the community?
NCV provides a holistic and welcoming community. I have gained an incredible sense of camaraderie within NCV and UNSW as well. Some of my best times were meeting people in College from all over the world. It truly is a global experience that will leave you with a greater sense of happiness and belonging.
- What would you say to someone considering living at NCV?
From my initial searches prior to entering university, NCV seemed like a great place to live. It provides the perfect balance between campus living and independence. Its proximity to university ensures that students never miss out on events while still maintaining a high degree of independence for those who prefer it. In other words, it provides the best of both worlds.
NCV works hard to promote academic success within a friendly and vibrant community. We achieve this by engaging residents in opportunities like Academic Tutoring and fortnightly Research Meetings, which many residents have been involved with and benefitted from in the past. Again, a massive congratulations to Ghaida on this wonderful achievement!