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2022 Andrew’s Scholar Emma Woodcock

Meet 2022 Andrew’s Scholar Emma Woodcock. Emma (Fr 2022) is studying a Bachelor of Engineering Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney.

Emma grew up in Sydney’s North Shore and attended high school at Ravenswood School for Girls in Gordon where she was a Prefect, Senior Under Officer of the Knox Grammar School Cadet Unit, a Student Tutor Coordinator, and a public speaker.

Emma has interests in dance, musicals and various sports and is also proactive in numerous community initiatives. She was the first female to command the largest cadet unit in the Southern Hemisphere, leading 1,300 male and female students and winning acclaim for her leadership skills.  

We caught up with Emma to find out more.

What made you choose St Andrew’s College?

St Andrew’s was always an option for me. Given the College’s success in the intercollegiate competitions, I knew it would provide me the opportunity to not only pursue my passions after high school, but also surround myself with exceptional students, who inspire me to achieve greater in the areas of sporting, performing, arts and academics, and encourage me to try new things.

What have been the highlights of your time here so far?

Since being at St Andrew’s I have thoroughly enjoyed attending the Rosebowl, Rawson and Palladian competitions. The atmosphere at the events is beyond anything I have ever experienced, and I have loved being part of a community that supports one another to such a great extent. It has been fun to celebrate the achievements of my friends, at victory dinners and post competition events.

What are you looking forward to this year – in which areas are you planning to become involved within College?

I hope to get involved in as many activities as I can this year. This includes trying out for more Rosebowl sporting teams, even if I have never played the sport before. I am also keen to participate in the social justice initiatives that are offered, such as volunteering at the Newtown Mission food kitchen and Sony Camp Foundation. Finally, I am looking forward to building upon the friendships I have already made and extending comradery with the 2nd and 3rd years.

What does being a St Andrew’s Scholar mean to you?

As a St Andrew’s Scholar, I have made a promise to engage in the life and opportunities the college provides. I strive to reach my fullest potential in everything I do, whether that is on the stage, field, or academically. I am extremely grateful to be a recipient of this scholarship, and likely wouldn’t have been able to attend St Andrews without it. Therefore, I hope to use this scholarship to positively impact the experiences of those in the community around me and contribute to college life as best I can.

What would you say to anyone considering applying to St Andrew’s?

Be prepared for the experience of a lifetime. Don’t be afraid to throw yourself into everything on offer, I can guarantee you will come out the other side with life-long memories, skills and friendships.