I initially came to Tommy for the convenience. It is situated in a central location and has great facilities. But this isn’t the reason why I’ve stayed; I’ve stayed for the people, the atmosphere and the experience.

They say that if the only thing you get out of university is a degree, then you’re missing out, and the Tommy community certainly makes this true. These people that you meet, they become friends for life and more than that they become your family.

Kiera Albertsen
Kiera Albertsen, Masters of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering), The University of WA

I believe Tommy has one of the best cultures on College Row. There’s always someone you can talk to about anything that is on your mind, and we have a heavy involvement in our Outreach and volunteering programs like the Ronald McDonald House breakfasts.

My highlight so far has been my time on committee where I had the opportunity to meet many new people who I wouldn’t normally and in doing so I learnt more about the College and my fellow collegiates.

If I could give one tip it would be go to every meal in the Dining Room. It is a great place to meet new people and engage in the vibrant Tommy culture.

Liam Tilbrook
Liam Tilbrook, Bunbury, Masters of Clinical Pathology, The University of WA

Initially I came to Tommy for the convenience of living close to campus but boy, oh boy did I get more than I bargained for. Between the friends I have made, growth as an individual and the overall supportive community filled with like-minded people, I couldn’t recommend Tommy enough.

What separates Tommy from the other colleges is the people. Cliché? Yeah. But I can guarantee after one year you’ll be saying the exact same thing.

Jesse Musitano
Jesse Musitano, Brunswick, Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Management), The University of WA

After comparing all the colleges, Tommy was the most worthwhile taking all expenses into account. Tommy’s Outreach program is second to none and being lucky enough to join the Cambodia trip in 2018 was incredible as well as all of the other outreach events we run to give back to the community. Being on the Student Club Committee in 2019 and helping in run some of the incredible events like the Ball and River Cruise has been great! If you thinking of coming to college, just do it!

It’s by far one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Living right next door to your best friend is a dream we all have as a kid, imagine a whole college full of friends!

Shae Richardson
Shae Richardson, Albany, Bachelor of Science (Sport Science and Exercise Health), The University of WA

I’ve lived at Tommy for three years now and I’m now going into my third. I enjoy having my social life been brought to me, it’s not hard to find something to do or someone to talk to when you have so many people to bounce off. The added convenience of living across the road from university makes it hard for me to justify moving out.

O’Week was one of my most memorable moments here, and you are guaranteed to meet some of you lifelong friends here at Tommy More.

Liam Chick
Liam Chick, Northampton, Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science), The University of WA

The fact that Tommy is also situated opposite UWA means my life as an Architecture student is a lot easier as it’s a quick walk to Uni each morning and I’m constantly taking models or sketches in with me. My experience at Tommy over the last two years has been very positive and allowed me to build on and create so many new friendships. The social events run by our Student Club and Admin are always amazing and very unique to our College. The transition into university life can be quite difficult but I strongly believe that coming to Tommy gives you a second family, who are there to support you along the way!

Amira Benterrak
Amira Benterrak, Broome, Bachelor of Design (Architecture), The University of WA

For me, what makes Tommy so great isn’t just the manicured front quad fit for any casual sporting activity, or the variation in meal selections from the dining hall, it’s more or less the constant family-like community that creates a home, away from home. Looking back on it, choosing to come to Tommy is hands down one of the best decisions I possibly could have made. I have made friends and met people I never knew I would in this life, and there is rarely a dull moment to be had with its many social and inter-college sporting events.

Robert Pattison
Robert Pattison, Dongara, Bachelor of Science (Double Major in Agricultural Science and Urban Planning), The University of WA

My brother went to Tommy More before me and I liked the look of it whenever I visited. Getting to play against other college teams in inter-college events like frisbee and dodgeball is awesome. I suggest you try as many things as you can like college events, interwing tournaments, inter-college sports, University clubs, all of it.

Ben Kirke
Benjamin Kirke, Bunbury, Double Major in Psychology, The University of WA