Our College Tutors are the first point of contact for residents if they have any questions or concerns during their time in Goodricke College. They are expected to visit all flats in their respective courts on a regular basis to ensure that residents are happy. They are also expected to participate fully in all events run by the College.
If necessary, College Tutors will refer residents on to senior members of the College Welfare Team (Provost, Deputy Provost or Dean) for further support.
Mihai is undertaking a PhD in Politics. He received a BA in History from the University of Bucharest and an MA in Conflict, Governance and Development from the Univeristy of York. Mihai is an aspiring diplomat/professor/politician/writer/autocrat and, as you can see, his goal in life is quite certain… that is if he ever gets a real job somewhere… anywhere.
In his spare time, Mihai likes to listen to classical music, have BBQs and talk to his friends about international events. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to ask Mihai about his research, as he would start talking for hours, getting more enthusiastic as he goes.
Word on the street (Heslington East alleys, that is) is that he also plays computer games, but Mihai has always denied this allegation. Also, evidence suggests that he is secretly plotting the creation of the first pro-smoking, anti-cycling, pub-crawling Society on campus. Again, he has always denied such claims.
Mihai lives in Oliver Sheldon Court, Flat 22, Rm 215 and can be contacted on 0650 (internal no.) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosa is from Hong Kong and has been a student at York for several years. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Psychology, mainly focusing on word learning differences between typical and dyslexics adults.
In addition to her study, Rosa is also enthusiastic about music. In her spare time, she loves playing the piano and flute. She believes every performance is unique and individual. There is no harmony if everyone sings the same note and that’s what she always reminds herself while working with others.
Rosa is also keen on sports. She enjoys pole dancing and the strength, confidence and flexibility that it gives. She also loves swimming (you may find her in Yearsley Swimming Pool). Having been actively involved with sport in York for a number of years, she is likely to be able to answer any questions you have about keeping fit at University.
Rosa lives in Kenneth Dixon Court, Rm A244; telephone 0645 (internal no.) or email email@example.com.
Laura is ‘Goodricke born and bred’ and having been part of the first batch of students to be located on the Heslington East site, is looking forward to returning in October.
Graduating in July 2012 with a BA in English and History of Art, Laura is taking the MA in Medieval Studies this forthcoming year. She can read Old English but please don’t ask her to have a conversation with you in it. The Anglo-Saxons weren’t great conversationalists, creating many words around killing and pillaging, but not so many phrases for ‘The weather’s nice’ etc.
Whilst completing her undergraduate degree, Laura was involved in a wide variety of activities at the university ranging from curating an exhibition for the Norman Rea gallery featuring 1000 origami cranes, rowing for UYBC and being part of a team of thirty-five students to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and raise a collective total of £76,500 for Childreach International.
In her spare time, Laura likes to relax and catch up with friends over a good brew/ drinks, paint and draw, listen to music, keep fit, cook and trawl the streets of York for hidden treasures.
Laura lives in Janet Baker Court, Flat 25, Rm 271; telephone 0645 (internal no.) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Like Laura, Tom is also one of the students who lived in Goodricke when it first moved to the new campus, and studied English Literature for his BA. He is now studying for an MA in Digital Film and TV Production.
During his time as an undergrad, Tom spent a lot of time with students from different backgrounds as an LGBT Officer, Filmmaking Society Chair and Vice Chair for Welfare and Democracy on the Goodricke College Committee. He’s always there for a chat, even if you’re not feeling chatty but just need someone there for support.
In his spare time, Tom tries to learn new things (currently on French and meditation), but like any student Tom loves a distraction, so feel free to come and say hi any time! Great ways to start a conversation with Tom are to a) mention something about the state of TV in America (or just TV in general), b) ask him about the time he worked with Gavin and Stacey’s Larry Lamb, or c) bring up The Hunger Games, which Tom doesn’t think was “all that”.
Tom lives in Janet Baker Court, Flat 3, Rm 037; telephone 0634 (internal no.) or email email@example.com