The iFreps are members of our Freshers’ Week team who help and support international students particularly. Some, but not all, have experience of moving to the UK from abroad and can help with practical questions (bank accounts, phone number) as well as cultural ones.
Name: Joe Roberts (UK)
Favourite Castle Memory: Been a few despite a pandemic first year, but probably college feast and our block party after it. Everyone dressed up all fancy and it was good vibes all night.
Top tip: Don’t be afraid of being outside your comfort zone, just throw yourself into everything and don’t worry about making friends instantly. You’ll find them.
Email address: email@example.com
Name: Timothy Carter (New Zealand)
Favourite Castle memory: A memorable poker game with James Penston (ask me about it)
Top Tip: Go Hard and send it!! Just make sure you also stay on top of all your work.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Gabriella Macconnol (UK)
Ask me about: Psychology, CCA Primary Education, UCBC Coxing, DU Rifle Shooting, Castle Ball Committee, Sharing a Room
Favourite Castle memory: Having a formal in the castle keep and movie nights in the octagon room (watching horror movies in there hits different…)
Top tip: Get involved in as many college sports and societies as you can! It is a great way to try new activities, meet people within college and to really feel part of the Castle community.
Name: Garance Zinzin (UK/France)
Course: CHSS (Arabic and International Relations)
Ask me about: Swing dance; Combined Honours; VC Arts Scholarships; Castle Welfare; my ~virtual year abroad~ living opposite Lebaneat
Top tip: Try out societies and activities you never thought you’d be interested in – you might find your new favourite thing!