Collegian News: Life after Radford

Collegian and current staff member, Sara Vassallo

Collegian and current staff member, Sara Vassallo

On Wednesday 12 August we hosted a virtual Life after Radford Session, across two lecture theatres, for our Year 12 students.

Gaj Ravichandra (Class of 1995), Dr Sally Faulks (Class of 1999), Sara Vassallo (Class of 2002) and Jessie Robinson (Class of 2010) came together, in a virtual way, to share their journeys following their time at Radford.


Favourite Radford moment:
Gaj – “Mateship, friendship and being comfortable with the uncomfortable”.

Sally – ” Year 9 camp as it was the first time I had done hiking and it was a lot of fun”.

Sara – ” Opportunities to perform and see how productions are put together. Seeing your friends everyday and appreciating the time with your friends”.

Jessie – “Foundation Day as it was different to any other day. You were able to engage in something that was outside routine which is good for your mental health”.

Advice shared:
Gaj – “Be courageous in your life and take risks early. Persist on things – don’t give up! You can only control the controllables’.

Sally – ” You’ll get to where you want to, even if it is not the way you planned. Say yes to opportunities, even if it takes you in a whole new direction as it will likely end up being fantastic. You will succeed when you do something you enjoy”.

Sara – “Make the most of opportunities and don’t be afraid to fall back onto your Radford network”.

Jessie – “Be intolerant of other peoples views, understand your values but be OK that others will have different points of view. Radford offers a great base level education where you are taught to critically think and write. Don’t lose those fundamental writing skills”. 

Thank you to each of our Collegians for making this virtual session possible, the Year 12 students appreciated hearing about your journeys.


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