Vice Principal Dr Tiffany Donnelly talks to Ruby Connection about mentoring Generation Next.
The postgraduate community at Women’s is a tight knit group living mostly within our own wing of the College, The Maples.
We are a very diverse bunch, with different backgrounds and interests that often fuels some interesting dinner table discussions. Living with people studying the same course is a true bonus when it comes to sharing lecture notes, preparing for exams, or navigating the particular challenges of a postgraduate thesis.
‘There are many practical benefits of living at College, including being only a short walk away from all my lectures and lab sessions, not having to worry about preparing meals and making it easier to make full use of on campus facilities such as the library and gym.’
In addition to these benefits the College offers a wide program of cultural, social and sporting activities to suit nearly anyone’s interests and talents including weekly formal dinners with invited guest speakers.
Other important considerations for postgraduate students are financial and strategic: where we are planning for the transition from study back into working life. A great benefit of being part of Women’s is the access to a wide and high profile network of alumnae and other contacts who act as invaluable mentors.
For me the costs of living at College are comparable with renting, but the benefits of being in the Women’s community are immeasurable.
Abbi completed a PhD in molecular biology at Cambridge University in the UK prior to returning to Sydney University to study medicine.
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