Taking a big leap and moving from Ulladulla to Wollongong to attend university can be too daunting for some people to even try. Not for Harry Gee, a recent high school graduate who packed up his life and moved two hours away to attend University of Wollongong. Though he may have felt like a small fish in a big pond, Harry is quickly adapting to the life of a university student. Studying a Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Communications and Media, Harry is too busy with university to worry about the smaller things in life. With his bright personality, he’s sure to fit in all too soon.
When I first talked to Harry, I thought he was a shy, quiet student, surely attending university simply to learn. After a few minutes with him, however, I found a bubbly, bright personality and a great sense of humour. Harry’s aspirations include travelling and becoming a photojournalist. Though he may have felt like he faded into the background of university, Harry’s personality shines as soon as you start a conversation with him, which had led him to stand out in the crowd. We talked about travelling, broken phones and how ridiculous we felt taking portraits of each other.
“It shows how much I use my phone for photos—I didn’t even know it could do panoramas!” Harry exclaimed, testing the photographic limits of his phone over the students in the amphitheatre at UOW. The slight drizzle didn’t deter Harry from smiling (quite contageously) and joking around with me, even though we were practically strangers at the time. Now comfortable in his knew home in Wollongong, Harry fits in well with university life. If his first few weeks at UOW indicate anything, it’s that Harry will have a great time at university that will be remembered for the rest of his life.