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Interview with Isaac Burke 'Fresher Trainer'

Isaac Burke: Embodying Excellence and Community Spirit at King's College
Isaac Burke - 'Fresher Trainer'
Isaac Burke - 'Fresher Trainer'

Written by Estella Sherlock - King's College Student Editor

Edited by  Holly Garrett

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Isaac Burke, a member of the 2024 fresher cohort at King’s received the Henry Jennings Award for his enthusiasm and outstanding attitude throughout O-week. This award is dedicated to past King’s student, Henry Jennings who passed away in 2021, and is given to one student who embodies the qualities Henry prided himself on.

Student Club President Caleb Reiher had this to say about Isaac upon selecting him for the award. “[Isaac was] always encouraging others and [was] not afraid to meet new people throughout the week. Whenever called upon, he wasn’t afraid to give it his all. Isaac didn’t leave anyone out and really pushed the sense of the King’s community in the Fresher cohort” (King’s College. [@kingcollegeuq]).

Isaac graduated from Toowoomba Grammar School in 2023 and is currently studying advanced business at UQ. His choice to reside at King's College stemmed from its esteemed reputation within the Toowoomba community. Since starting at King’s, he has participated in touch, hockey, volleyball, and choral fest.

Isaac thoroughly enjoyed his experience in O week, although he was nervous at the beginning, these nerves quickly disappeared as the executive team welcomed Isaac and his cohort.

Isaac wasn’t expecting to receive the award and wasn’t aware of it before starting at King’s. However, during O–week he learnt about the importance it holds within the college culture. If he could give the award to another person, Isaac said he would give it to Stirling Munsie as he had an enthusiastic attitude throughout the week.

If Isaac were to advise the 2025 cohort of Freshers, he would encourage them to meet as many people as possible as this makes the week a lot more fun and sets you up for a way better year.

Isaac so far has enjoyed the social scene at college and loves that every day he can meet new people.

He also appreciates King's College's dedication to fostering engagement across a diverse array of activities, including social, sporting, cultural, and academic.

Thank you, Isaac, for taking the time to chat with the Wyvern Review and share your insights into O Week and your experience so far at King's College.

References:

King’s College. [@kingcollegeuq]. (2024, February 19) Congratulations to Fresher Isaac Burke who on Friday night received the Henry Jennings O-Week Award. [Photographs] Instagram.

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