Mitchell Pettingill (centre of photo)








(IH catered bedroom)



Growing Up
My name is Mitchell. I was born in Brisbane but only lived here for about 6 months before my family moved; since then I have lived in Malaysia, England, and most recently the USA where I went to the British International School of Houston.

Life at UQ
I’m in my third year at UQ, completing my Bachelor of Science, majoring in Bioinformatics. I enjoy playing video games, particularly strategy games or RPGs, and I’m always fond of anything fantasy. I also have a sweet-tooth the size of Mt. Coot-tha*, and yes, Aussies have the best lollies (candy), no exceptions!

Residential Accommodation – International House (IH)
I’m a ‘Housie’ which means I’m a resident of International House (IH), an inclusive college that has become my second home and I have made truly great friends here from Australia and around the world. IH is a welcoming and encouraging community, the more you put in the more you get out, with various sporting, cultural, and social events on the calendar. It’s a blast!  If I need a little downtime I can always hang out in my bedroom, all Housies have their own room great for studying and sleeping. Chill sessions on G-Lawn in the sunshine are pretty awesome too.

It’s really convenient living on-campus. Our rooms are fully catered and one of my favourite things is sharing meals with other Housies in the dining hall. I also like having access to free IH tutorial programs and being able to form study groups with other Housies, especially around exam time.

* Mount Coot-tha is a mountain and a suburb in the City of Brisbane

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