Sara - Geegal
My name is Sara Montanes. I am studying international relations here at UTS, but originally, I am from Madrid, Spain. My hobbies are music, friends and good food, but my passion is theatre. I’m one of the RN of Geegal and I’m looking forward to meeting you all.
Ainsley - Geegal
Hey! My name is Ainsley and I’m a Resident Networker in Geegal. This is my first year at university and I’m studying a Bachelor of Communications with a major in Public Communications and Journalism and I want to add Law next year as a double degree! I am from Dubbo, which is in Central West NSW. I love playing and umpiring netball and watching all sports including cricket and AFL (Australian Rules Football). I also like to spend my time listening to all types of music and playing guitar. I’m excited to meet you all, see you guys around soon!
Phannarai – Bulga Ngurra, level 1
Hi, my name is Phanna (pronounce as fan-nah) and I'm the RN for Bulga level 1! I'm an international student from Thailand. I lived in Melbourne for over 4 years, but now I'm doing a Master of Science, majoring in forensic science here in Sydney. I enjoy outdoor activities like bush walking, camping and laying out on the beach. I absolutely love getting fresh air and sunlight! Feel free to come say hi and have a chat whenever you see me around. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Christopher - Bulga Ngurra, level 2
Hey guys, my name's Chris and I come from a small town in the Blue Mountains called Portland. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Games Development and live in Bulga on Level 2 (Bulga is the best). I am obsessed with binging TV shows and movies (if you have any good suggestions please HMU), I love music (have been playing the piano for 15 odd years), I have a secret passion and fascination for makeup, use the word "Groovy" excessively and definitely spend an unhealthy amount of time on YouTube.
Xela – Bulga Ngurra, level 3
Hey! My name is Xela and I am the RN of level 3 in Bulga Ngurra. I am an exchange student from Spain and this is my second semester at UTS housing and Sydney and I had an amazing time so far! I am currently in my last year of a Bachelor of Sports Sciences so apart from the study I really enjoy all kind of sports activities. I am a wrestling lover and I have achieved national results so if you ever want to learn some movements I will be the best teacher for that. I'm also really into travelling, hiking and adventure activities.
If you ever want to find me, you can catch me in Bulga; you’re more than welcome if you ever need something or want a chat. Also I am always willing to go for a run, teach basic Spanish skills and cook amazing recipes.
Sheeka – Bulga Ngurra, level 4& 5
Hey! I am Sheekha from India, pursuing my Masters in Business Administration (Project and Strategic Management), currently in my 2nd and last year of my degree. I have been at UTS Housing (Bulga Ngurra Level 1) and Sydney from past 1 year. I am the Resident Networker (RN) of level 4 and 5 at Bulga Ngurra. The Girl on the Train is one of my favourite novel and F.R.I.E.N.D.S is my mood-elevator show. I am a superhero fan, from Marvel’s to DC, I never miss a single movie. I love visiting new places and trying different cuisines! If you need a company to enjoy or when you are feeling down I am a good option to be with- F.R.I.E.N.D.S and popcorns can solve all the problems trust me!
Shamay – Yura Mudang, level 8
My name is Shamay Koh, and I’ll be this year’s residential networker for Yura Mudang, level 8.
I moved from Singapore five years ago and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Medical Science and Business.
My hobbies include, playing touch rugby and hanging out with friends.
Alberto – Yura Mudang, level 9
Hi, I am Alberto! I'm 24 and come from Bologna, a city you should definitely check out in Italy.
I am studying business administration here at UTS on a one-year exchange and I currently live at Yura Mudang, level 9. I am passionate about sport in general but mostly football and I love food, few things are better than a good pizza.
Niamh, Yura Mudang, level 10
Hey! My name is Niamh, I was born and grew up in Hong Kong and moved to Sydney at the start of last year. I will be the RN for Level 10 at Yura.
I am in my second year of Sports and Exercise Management and enjoy most team sports, in particular netball, basketball and running.
Saorabh – Yura Mudang, level 11
Hi! my name is Saorabh (you can call me Sao). I am the resident networker for level 11 at Yura Mudang. I’m currently studying Bachelor of Business (Marketing, Management consulting and Business analytics). I’m originally from Mumbai, India and I have been living in Sydney for the past 3 years. This is my second year in UTS housing. I love playing football/futsal and I enjoy watching cricket, I also produce progressive house music and I love meeting new people.
If you need someone to have a short (or long – I don’t mind) talk or just someone to borrow a stapler from, contact me anytime. Hope to see you around!
Laura – Yura Mudang, level 12
Hello, my name is Laura and I am originally from Romania, but I have been living in London, UK for the last 2 years in order to attend university. I came to Sydney as an exchange student and I am currently studying International Business and Biology.
I am the RN on level 12 in Yura Mudang and I am excited to create a beautiful little community within my floor. I am always up for outdoor activities such as snorkelling and wandering around since we are in Australia and there are so many things waiting to be discovered, but I also enjoy my time watching movies in my flat.
Hamza – Yura Mudang, level 13
Hi, my name is Hamza and I’m from Pakistan. I’m studying Bachelors of mechanical engineering (hons) and live in Yura Mudang level 13.
I love socialising and helping people so don’t be shy and come say 'hi' just in case I don't, which would happen very rarely.
Marius – Yura Mudang, level 14
Lyla – Yura Mudang, level 15
My name is Lyla and I am the residential networker (RN) for Yura, level 15. I grew up in Port Macquarie, Australia, and have just returned from a 6 month exchange in Hong Kong.
I study Forensic Science, majoring in Chemistry and I like to spend my free time anywhere outdoors, especially at the beach.
Pablo – Yura Mudang, level 16
Hi! My name is Pablo, I'm 21-year-old Spanish exchange student and I will be the RN of level 16 in Yura Mudang . I was born in Tudela, a little town in the north of Spain, and I came to Australia to finish my studies in Product Design.
I have been in Yura for one semester and fell in love with it! I enjoy creative activities like music, theatre, art, media design, etc. as well as pure sciences like maths or physics. I love getting to know new people and I can't wait to start the new semester and see you all!
De'Karla - Yura Mudang, level 17
Heya I'm De'Karla-Maree
Everyone knows me as DK, I am a Nyoongar woman from Perth. Currently studying Bachelor of Nursing. I live in Yura Mudang, level 17. I am a bubbly and friendly person, I love spending quality time with my family, I like socialising with friends, playing sport, watching movies and listening to music. I will also have to admit that I love partying but most of all chocolate, I'm a chocolate lover and if you like chocolate than I'm your friend because chocolate is my nickname.
Komal – Yura Mudang, level 18
Hey there! I'm Komal and I'm the RN for level 18. I'm from India, and yes - we can all dance, but please don't ask me to prove it. I'm studying masters in marketing and this is my 2nd year into Uni and UTS Housing! If you ever need a surprise playlist, look no further because I love making them and introducing people to new music. 'What kind of music?' you may wonder. I know this is a boring answer but a whole lot, with probably a huge focus on all kinds of rock, R&B, pop, Indian fusion rock and experimental, K-Indie, K R&B, Kpop to name a few. I'm also a huge pop culture enthusiast so go ahead and throw random lines from movies at me when you see me and I'll tell you where it's from. I love to drown myself in books (mostly fantasy) whenever I have the time. I'm also really into astrophysics at the moment so if you have any book recommendations astrophysics or otherwise, let me know! Or give me a shout out and I'll recommend some to you!
Jenna – Yura Mudang, level 19
Hi all, welcome to Level 19 ! My name is Jenna and I'll be your RN this semester.
Just so you know, I'm from an island called Mauritius – and if you don't know where that is, well it's right next to Madagascar and South Africa. We're an extremely small island so if you never heard of it don't be surprised. Here I am - in Sydney - two years later, studying Social and Political Sciences at UTS and I've been leaving in Yura Mudang ever since, so if you have any questions or if you're looking for any information, please feel free to ask me anytime. I shall be available whenever you need.
One thing to know about me is that I am obsessed with books, so if any of you are looking for any suggestions just knock on my door, I have loads that I'm willing to share. As well as my obsession with books comes my passion for movies and shows... thank you Netflix (I would definitely recommend Dexter by the way). Here again I will gladly help you through your endless scrolling.
Anyway, enough about me ! I would like to welcome you again on this floor ! I hope you will enjoy living in UTS Housing as much as I do. I'm here if you need me, please do not feel shy about knocking on my door or contacting me !
See you around !
Lily – Yura Mudang, level 20
Hi everyone! My name is Lily and I will be the RN on level 20 of Yura Mudang this semester! I’m a Communications student from the small island of Maui, Hawaii and I’m in my second semester of studying here at UTS. I love doing everything outdoors, swimming, hiking, and I am usually writing, listening to music, or binging YouTube videos in my free time.
Brendan – Gumal Ngurang, level 2
Hi, my name is Brendan Jefferies and I’ll be one of your RN’s this semester. I’m from the mystical far-off land of the Mid-North Coast, New South Wales from a small town called Wallabi Point (yes it’s spelt wrong). I’m currently in my first year of a Bachelor of Communications with a major in media arts and production. If you ever need to find me you can catch me on level 2 of the Gumal Ngurang residence, you’re more than welcome if you ever need a chat. I love playing music, watching stupid videos on the internet and long walks on the beach.
Rebecca – Gumal Ngurang, level 2
Hi friends! My name is Rebecca, but everyone calls me Becky, and I am one of the RNs for Gumal level 2. Originally from Perth, WA, I moved to Sydney 2 years ago to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (yes, I will be needling people for a living and no, it is not that painful). As a lover of the arts, I'm always listening to music and always on the hunt for something new (so if you have any recommendations, send them over!) and I love going to galleries and markets to snoop some interesting finds. I'm a pretty easy going person, so I'm generally up for anything, be it hiking, spontaneous food/cooking adventures or just a deep talk as to which Hogwarts house you'd be in (you know, the important things in life). Anyway, I can't wait to meet you all! So, if you see me, come say hi and don't hesitate to reach out- see you around!
Liesel - Gumal Ngurang, level 3
Hi! My name is Liesel and I'm the resident networker for level 3 of Gumal Ngurang. I grew up in a city called Tamworth about 6 hours away from Sydney, and this will be my third semester in UTS Housing.
I'm currently in my second year of a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication, but in my spare time I like drawing and painting, exploring Sydney, cooking with friends and I'm always down to watch a scary movie. Feel free to join me if any of those interest you! If there's anything I can help you with or if you'd just like to chat, you're very welcome to come visit me on level 3. I'm looking forward to meeting you all!
Alex – Gumal Ngurang, level 4
Hi! My name is Alex Bourchier and I’m the RN of Gumal Ngurang, Level 4.
I have lived in Australia all of my life, growing up in a small country town called Oberon, before moving to Sydney to study a Bachelor of Medical Science with UTS. Currently I work casually at a pharmacy in Balmain in order to support my living expenses, as well as volunteer with the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club as a seasonal lifesaver. Some of my hobbies include swimming, surfing, soccer, music and reading, as well as being highly interested in anything science based. My career aspirations involve getting into medical school and becoming a doctor, specialising in an area of interest. Please come and say hello, would be great to get to know you and make lots of new friends.
Lissy – Gumal Ngurang, level 5
My name is Lissy and I am the RN for Gumal Ngurang level 5!
I am originally from Stuttgart, a big city in southern Germany but made Sydney my new home for my Masters degree. It is my third semester at UTS Housing and I had an amazing time so far. I love to go out and about Sydney to check out new places and meet friends. I’m always keen to learn languages (currently working on my Japanese…), to take pictures, play all kinds of games and go bouldering as much as possible. Feel free to join me at any time! Also, I’m a foody and always on the lookout for and happy to share insider tips.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and hope to see you around!
Tansarra – Gumal Ngurang, level 6
Hi, my name is Tansarra Mayilvaahanam, but you can call me Tansarra and I will be the RN for Level 6 of Gumal Ngurang this semester.
I’m an international student from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Engineering and Engineering Management (Phew). I listen to music extensively and I’m a person who listens to Demi Lovato, Zedd, BTS and Kris Wu at the same time. I love tagging all my friends in memes until they unfollow me. You can catch me watching movies and visiting darling harbour at night quite often. Always happy to help and up for some chat. Can’t wait to meet you!
Ruth – Gumal Ngurang, level 7
Hi my name’s Ruth and I’m the RN for Level 7 Gumal. I am an international student from Fiji in my third year studying a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws. I’m fairly easy going and always down for a good chat! During my free time I like to hang out with friends as a break from long busy days between work and uni. I also enjoy doing outdoor activities.
Yashsvi – Gumal Ngurang, level 8
Hey there! My name is Yashsvi and I am a Resident Networker of Gumal Level 8. I am from India, and pursuing my Masters of Data Science and Innovation at UTS. I am in my final (2nd) year of the degree. Apart from studying, I love exploring new places, different cuisines, listening to songs and making new friends.
As an RN, my job is to assist you all in settling in and make your stay in Housing enjoyable. I have stayed here for a year and have totally enjoyed it. Feel free to hit me up if you need any help. I am super excited to meet you all, see you guys around soon. Cheers!