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Jaiden Webber Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Jaiden Webber, 1st Year Bachelor of Electronic Engineering at Flinders University.

Grace Parker Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Grace Parker, 6th Year Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide.

Zoe Leow Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Zoey Leow, 3rd Year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) at the University of Adelaide.

Benjamin Slater Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation

Ben Slater, 2nd Year Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) at the University of Adelaide.

Emily Gazzard Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Emily Gazzard, 2nd Year Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Adelaide.

Elizabeth Le Roux Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Elize Le Roux, 1st Year Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of South Australia.

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Jaiden Webber

1st Year Bachelor of Electronic Engineering at Flinders University.

Jaiden Webber Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Arees Mangi and Jaiden Webber at our Harry Potter themed formal dinner.

What is it like to live at Lincoln?
Living at Lincoln is like being on an extended camp where you make a lot of friends and have new and different events almost every week. It’s just a fun, easy break when you get back home from uni.

Have you found any academic advantages in living here?
Having tutors and older year levels around you is so helpful. You can just ask a quick little question to something, even if its trivial, and they will be more than happy to help you.

What social advantages have been provided?
Socially there is a great advantage in going to Lincoln than if I had just stayed in a house or an apartment. You’re constantly surrounded by people and it’s hard not to make friends in that situation. There are also events almost every week that give you a needed break from thinking about uni.

What is your opinion on our sporting opportunities?
There are plenty and there is something for everyone. I am not a particularly sporty person and I have been on some of the teams. They give everyone a fair go.

How was the transition from high school to university made easier for you?
Going on the uni tours was good during O’week. I had no idea what I was getting myself into at university, but the older students explained how things work at your uni.

Describe Lincoln in five words
Fun. Supportive. Opportunity. Changing. Community.

What has been your favourite event?
SAAUCC Pub Crawl. It was a good break from uni.

Where is your favourite spot to hang out at Lincoln?
That’s a hard one. It would either have to be the late tea room because it’s a good place to just chill out, or the common room because there is a pool table and table tennis tables and a projector for movies.

What is your fondest memory here?
I really don’t know, there have been so many good ones it’s hard to pick just one. Probably barn yard night, that was just an absolute blast.

Living at Lincoln has helped me to …
… come out of my shell a bit.

Grace Parker

6th Year Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide.

Grace Parker Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Edrick Koh and Grace Parker on move in day.

What is it like to live at Lincoln?
Living at Lincoln is definitely a home away from home. Everyone makes their room their own and the people living on your floor become your family. It’s lovely to be around people on a similar pathway to you and share in the good times and challenges of uni. Having lived at two different residential colleges in Adelaide, I can attest to Lincoln being an extremely welcoming and accepting community and I would encourage all students new to Adelaide to join us at Lincoln.

Have you found any academic advantages in living here?
Lincoln provides many academic advantages. Firstly, there is a full academic team with tutors specialising in each broad subject area, available to help students. This includes running tutorials, proof-reading assignments, providing help and advice, especially during exam times and assisting students with networking opportunities in their field. There are also many spaces for study and plenty of students both in your year and the years above to ask for help.

What social advantages have been provided?
There are a huge variety of events happening at Lincoln on a weekly basis – from sporting events, pub nights, arts and cooking classes, board games and debating nights as well as corridor and academic cohort events. There are plenty of activities to suit all tastes. In addition to formal events, just running into people around Lincoln and at mealtimes for a casual chat is a great addition to the social life here.

What is your opinion on our sporting opportunities?
Lincoln participates in the inter-college sporting cup throughout the year, which provides regular sporting events to get involved in. I think Lincoln supports and encourages participation in sports and supporting peers who are involved, whilst also offering a more balanced attitude to sports, acknowledging that students have different strengths as well as different levels of university commitment.

How was the transition from high school to university made easier for you?
Having started university at a different residential college, my transition to university was difficult initially. When I moved in to Lincoln I found an environment that was very welcoming and provided the support I needed to settle in. Residents were particularly keen to help out in any way possible, and I found the formal support program for students to also be of a very high standard.

Describe Lincoln in 5 words
Diverse, balanced, accepting, fun, supportive.

What has been your favourite event?
Lincoln Ball and Valedictory Dinner at the end of the year are both amazing events.

Where is your favourite spot to hang out at Lincoln?
Probably the dining hall – I love catching up with everyone each evening and hearing about their day and what’s going on in their life.

What is your fondest memory here?
Once again, probably getting into some hilarious or deep conversations with friends in the dining hall or corridors.

Living at Lincoln has helped me …
… to become more confident living independently and make great friends in Adelaide.

Zoey Leow

3rd Year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) at the University of Adelaide

Zoe Leow Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Senara Kulatunga, Zoey Leow and Harismita Rupeshraj at Beach Day in O-Week.

What is it like to live at Lincoln?

Living in Lincoln was like filling up a part of my life I didn’t even know was missing. Being at Lincoln has allowed me to connect with many amazing individuals of different backgrounds, something which I truly appreciate. It’s about having people to stand by you when you’re feeling down and having a safe space to go to when things get too overwhelming.

Have you found any academic advantages in living here?
Definitely. Personally, I found that the library provides a very conducive environment for studying – large windows to provide natural light, printing facilities and reference text books. Such facilities have greatly helped me in my academics throughout my time at Lincoln.

What social advantages have been provided?
The social events organised by the different student bodies allows residents to take a break from our academic lives and just socialise with one another. I feel like this respite from the daily cycle of lectures, assignments, and tutorials is something all of us need to get our system rebooted. Not only that, some of the events that were held had very interesting themes that gave residents a chance to display their more creative sides.

What is your opinion on our sporting opportunities?
As I am not a very sporty person, I can not say much about joining in on the sporting activities. However, I truly enjoy cheering on the Lincoln team from the sidelines whenever there is a match.

How was the transition from high school to university made easier for you?
As a 3rd year transfer student, my transition was less of a high school to university transition but one of from a local university to a foreign one. Lincoln has made the transition much easier for me as I have a network of people that I can ask for advice whenever I need it. I have fewer things to worry about than I would have if I was staying anywhere else.

Describe Lincoln in five words
Our home away from home.

What has been your favourite event?
SAAUCC Swimming Competition

Where is your favourite spot to hang out at Lincoln?
The corridor outside Hambly 2nd

What is your fondest memory here?
Knocking on a friends’ door late at night to go out for some late night munchies or short walks.

Living at Lincoln has helped me to …
… understand that academic excellence does not have to be at the expense of social involvement or good sleep.

Benjamin Slater

2nd Year Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) at the University of Adelaide.

Benjamin Slater Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation

Edward Vivian, Ben Slater and Emily Lee, enjoying our Harry Potter themed formal dinner.

What is it like to live at Lincoln?
I love it! The residents are all nice and friendly, the staff are wonderful and I genuinely enjoy the food here. The events are a lot of fun too.

Have you found any academic advantages in living here?
Yes, especially in first year there was a lot of academic support offered in the form of seminars and from my academic tutor. Living amongst people in the same degree is also a major advantage as you can organise group study sessions to go over content and to just having someone there to talk who was going through the same stuff was very relieving. Having a decent printer also helps.

What social advantages have been provided?
The accessibility to events and friends just a short walk away is honestly one of the things I love most about Lincoln. I have been given the opportunity to make some amazing close friends and to be introduced to people from all walks of life.

What is your opinion on our sporting opportunities?
In first year I didn’t realise that inter-college sports worked more like carnival sports where there is maybe a day or week long event, I was led to believe it was more like club sports where it runs for the whole season. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though, as it gives you the opportunity to try a range of sports in a fun environment and maybe pick up a new skill/ love.

How was the transition from high school to university made easier for you?
Although the transition was extremely difficult and arduous, living at Lincoln helped steer me in the right direction and supported me when I fell behind in work.

Describe Lincoln in five words
A nice place to live.

What has been your favourite event?
College Party last year; the atmosphere was amazing and so many people showed up.

Where is your favourite spot to hang out at Lincoln?
Probably in the kitchenette because there’s usually people out there and it’s fun to just talk and hang out and trash talk TV shows.

What is your fondest memory here?
Hanging out with friends in a mountain of bean bags.

Living at Lincoln has helped me to …
… come out of my shell and make some amazing friends while also serving as a great place to study.

Emily Gazzard

2nd Year Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Adelaide.

Emily Gazzard Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Emily Gazzard, Claudia Rigney (alumnus) and Rory Spiers (alumnus), spending some down time at Henley Beach.

What is it like to live at Lincoln?
Living at Lincoln is like staying at a home away from home. There are so many avenues of support in every aspect of life at Lincoln, so I never feel alone. Everyone is so friendly and the staff are always willing to go the extra mile to help you.

Have you found any academic advantages in living here?
Definitely! The library is a great place to study with big open windows and lots of books. Also, the Academic Team are fantastic and are always willing to help you when a subject is giving you some grief.

What social advantages have been provided?
Lincoln provides so many opportunities to be social every week such as, pub nights, sitting down with everyone at dinner, cohort vs cohort games, building vs building games, lawn soccer, and so much more. Growing up I was always a shy person but living at Lincoln has helped me to improve a great deal.

What is your opinion on our sporting opportunities?
Lincoln is not very serious about sport, as we are not a very sporting college. The atmosphere is more relaxed and very, very fun! The sport secretaries are very encouraging of everyone to ‘get in and have a go’ and to try something that perhaps you have never tried before. My favourite sport would have to be swimming. The atmosphere is crazy with every college cheering their heads off for the swimmers. There are also some funny parts during the night, for example the new residents from each college perform the dance they learnt in O’week, each college mascot has a dance off and there’s a swimming (with clothes on) race, etc.

How was the transition from high school to university made easier for you?
The two main factors that made my transition smooth were the friends I made during O’week and the academic support at Lincoln. Lincoln is fantastic during O’week. The first few days are full on, with activities, introductions, etc. which I thought was great since I only knew one person. At first I thought it would be really hard to make friends at college, however within two days I had already made friends with people who I am still great friends with today. This made it easier to live away from home, as my friends became my second family. Secondly, the academic support at Lincoln is fantastic. I never felt I was alone if I was struggling because there would always be someone there to help me. Even if your academic tutor can’t help you with a specific question they will find someone who can.

Describe Lincoln in five words
Family, friends, learn, dependable, welcoming.

What has been your favourite event?
I would have to say ‘Stag of Origin’ in my first year. Stag of Origin is a night where all past alumni are invited and everyone separates into their respective building floors to compete in silly competitions for a prize. Such tasks include, egg cracking (you’re eliminated if you crack an unboiled egg over your head), sing-off, dance-off, etc. It is a night full of laughs, competitive banter and so much fun!

Where is your favourite spot to hang out at Lincoln?
Definitely the library! Even though it’s primarily a study area, occasionally something will happen or someone will say something that’s funny and everyone joins in on the conversation. It’s basically just a great example of how open and friendly everyone is here.

What is your fondest memory here?
My fondest memory would have to be ‘Stag Week’. This is a week where everyone at Lincoln gets a ‘Secret Stag’ (kind of like Kris Kringle) and you do nice things for your person without them knowing. There is a page on Facebook where everyone posts if they received something from their stag, and I love seeing all the kind things people are doing for one another. Some residents get really creative, which is hilarious!

Living at Lincoln has helped me to …
… make incredible friends, grow academically, and recognise my strengths and weaknesses.

Elizabeth Le Roux

1st Year Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of South Australia.

Elizabeth Le Roux Testimonial - Lincoln College Student Accommodation Adelaide

Kiran Mehmi, Elize Le Roux and Annita Paolucci, cheering on our swimmers at SAAUCC swimming.

What is it like to live at Lincoln?
Living at Lincoln is a big privilege as it not only provides us with food and student accommodation while at University but ensures that we’re part of a community with people who are all going through similar experiences. Not only are the student accommodation, food and services great, but being surrounded by these people has made me feel extremely proud to be part of the Lincoln community.

Have you found any academic advantages in living here?
At Lincoln, everyone around you is a full time university student, so having people around you studying encourages you to work harder. Having people around also has the advantage of studying together and working together on projects and other assignments, even when our courses are completely different. It’s another part of being a community and being there for each other to encourage ourselves and the people around us, which has definitely improved my university grades.

What social advantages have been provided?
Being surrounded by people constantly ensures that there are immense social advantages at Lincoln. Whether it’s just eating at dinner, sitting in the hallway, being in the common room or going on a late night food run, people are always there to socialise with. This means that you’re never alone but can still have your own space when needed.

What is your opinion on our sporting opportunities?
The sporting opportunities at Lincoln are always exciting as it not only lets you play and try out different sports, but to even go along and watch and support one another is all part of the Lincoln spirit. Lincoln always has the best attitude to have fun and encourage one another, which to me is more important than winning every time.

How was the transition from high school to university made easier for you?
The transition from high school to university was very uplifting and smooth as Lincoln provided everyone with useful information about university and study. Being from a country town away from family meant that staying at Lincoln also made the transition very easy as most of the people around me were also just starting their first year of university away from home. There are also so many people to help along the way.

Describe Lincoln in five words
Positive, caring, helpful, enjoyable, social.

What has been your favourite event?
My favourite event so far has been beach day. Not only did we have a really enjoyable time at the beach, but the bus ride with everyone there was also highly entertaining and gave me the opportunity to get to know a lot more people during O’week.

Where is your favourite spot to hang out at Lincoln?
My favourite spot at Lincoln is in the common room on the beanbags where people are around playing table tennis or pool and some people might be watching a movie on the projector while sharing popcorn with everyone.

What is your fondest memory here?
My fondest memory at Lincoln is when all my friends round each other up for dinner so we can all go down to the dining hall together. This is when we all learn about each other’s days and how everyone is going. This is my favourite time of day because the whole of Lincoln comes together in one space and it reminds me how lucky I am to be part of this community.

Living at Lincoln has helped me to …
… overcome so many challenges and become a better person by being surrounded by the Lincoln community. I have already learnt so much and have met so many amazing people.