6 Ways to Live Your Best Life at St Cat's
Welcome to St Cat’s! You’ll soon realise that College is more than a place to sleep at night (and party all day, or the opposite). It’s a safe space for exploring yourself and the world around you. There’s so much room for all sorts of things and it’s really up to you to make the absolute most out of your time at Cat’s. The opportunities are truly endless and we can’t wait to go on this journey with you.
The College Staff and RAs are always here for you (and everyone else too)!
The College Staff (and everyone in College, really) are some of the friendliest and most caring people you will meet. If you ever need to have a chat with someone about anything at all (be it uni or personal issues or a cool idea that you have), please know that you can always approach any of the College Staff. Or if you prefer, you can also choose to talk to any RA you feel comfortable speaking with, not just your wing RA. St Cat’s is your home now. We are all family and we care about you.
Apply for Tutorials and Tutoring
You can apply for weekly in-house tutorials if you are having a bit of a struggle with uni or if you just want to stay ahead of the game. It’s a perk of being a Cat’s resident, so be sure to sign right up! Plus, it’s a lot easier to bump up that GPA early on in the game! And if you’ve performed well in a unit, you can apply to be a tutor, which is great for earning some extra cash on the side!!
Go to Faculty Dinners
This may not necessarily be the first thing on your mind as a fresher, but networking is a huge part of ~adulting~ and Faculty Dinners are a great way to get started. You know as they say — it’s not what you know, it’s who you know! Faculty Dinners make things a little easier. In essence they are small-scale, networking events and an opportunity to meet academics, potential mentors and people both in your field and out of your field. It’s a great way to open your eyes to all the possibilities. It’s also a fun opportunity to dress all fancy and get a swanky meal.
Check out Bloom
Bloom is a youth innovation hub with its home in the heart of St Catherine’s College. It is a space where ideas come to life and everyone is welcome to come along, which is especially easy to do if you’re a resident here! Pop in with an idea (or even without an idea) and be inspired by all the entrepreneurial magic happening all around the BloomLab co-working space. And if you think that Bloom’s your thing, it’s worth checking out the UWA unit that Bloom runs — Launchpad!
Apply for scholarships
Scholarships can seem a little tricky, but it’s not as hard as you think! They are not too difficult to apply for and we have them all nicely listed out on our website according to the different categories available. Scholarships lift a huge financial weight off your shoulders and all opportunities should be fair game for everyone. Unfortunately though, applications for 2019 scholarships are now closed but be sure to keep a look out for them next year.
Find something that you’re passionate about
Obscure films, wellness, event ideas for College, brunch, pop culture, volunteering, current affairs — whatever it is, I can bet that there’s at least one other person in College that feels the same! You can start a club and huddle together for a good discussion and a great time. It could even be a great way to explore some new interests and meet some new friends! If you get stuck and you don’t know what to do, who to ask or where to go to, you can always bring it up with the RAs and they will be sure to help you out. In a College of 400+ residents, St Cat’s is your oyster.