Resident Profile: Matt Randall
Interview by Sian O’Sullivan
My name is Matt Randall and I’m studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Economics at UWA, living in the new Banksia building.
I’m from Innaloo and I went to Hale School in Perth. I have lived in Perth all my life but I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to UWA, and with that came the opportunity to go to St Catherine's.
I never originally planned to stay at college. I asked a few friends that were at the College already and they told me nothing but positives, so I thought I’d give it a try.
I play a fair bit of sport, right now I’m doing rowing with UWA and footy with West Coast football club. I also volunteer in my spare time.
I'm looking forward to second and third-year units to get a bit more direction for where I want to go in the future. I'm excited to experience internships and professional work placements.
I was surprised by the number of people that you become so close with here and the massive amount of support that you get. I would have thought you could only become really good mates with a handful of people. You get to spend so much time together and it's a really great environment to be around.
My favourite part of College so far has been the Inter-College sport, I absolutely love it. The Inter-College hockey day was awesome. We played five games back to back against every other college. We ended up making it to the grand final. Having everyone there and supporting St Cat’s even if you weren’t playing made it a great day. We showed lots of college spirit.
The Cat’s ball is coming up, and that’s meant to be the event of the year so I'm looking forward to that. I'm really glad I decided to give the College a chance, it's been great!