Centenary Award (100-Year Bursary)
Hannah’s interest in St John’s was initially shaped by that of her Aunt, ‘Old Johnian’ Laura Whitton, who studied a combined Law/Arts degree and also lived at St John’s.
According to Hannah the academic program is rigorous and practical and she has been able to apply her debating prowess to many an informal St John’s dining table debate and inter-university mooting competitions. In 2016 her team made the semi-finals in the QUT Torts Moot with the highly engaging topic ‘Medical Negligence’.
“I’ve heard some refer to the Law Program as old-fashioned but I disagree, it’s demanding and practical and we have opportunities to be mentored by some great academics.”
“St John’s is a great place. It challenges you to do a lot and to be a lot. It’s good preparation for life because we juggle lots of things. We are all doing sport, supporting each other, studying hard. It’s busy but I’m learning to keep it balanced.”
When not busy with her studies or work commitments, Hannah finds time to give back to the College and broader community. Through her role as Treasurer on the College’s Student Leadership Team, she is responsible for the fiscal management of a number of student events, both social and charitable.
Hannah’s obvious commitment to enjoying all aspects of College life are in part born out of a knowledge that this time in her life is “short and precious” combined with her sincere appreciation for what is undoubtedly a healthy and nurturing environment.