Meet the RA Team


Madi Millar 

Hi Everyone! I'm heading into my third year of Civil & Natural Resource Engineering. I am a major fan of gluten free food (particularly donuts and lamingtons) because I am blessed with coeliac disease. When I'm not studying, you would probably find me second hand shopping, watching movies with friends or visiting my family out in the wop wops. I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of you in 2022!

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Amos Plumpton

Hey team! I am in my 4th year of mechanical engineering. I love Jesus, I love the outdoors and I love spending time hanging out with others. I grew up in the sunny Hawkes bay and enjoy pretty much anything outside including snowboarding, rock climbing, gainers off bridges and falling off surfboards. I don’t mind a bowl cut or some footy or squash. I like to study the bible and I’m super down for philosophical and existential discussions. University is a splendid time, there’s a lot to look forward to, I can’t wait for you to join us. I’m truly looking forward to meeting you all!

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Sam Kuipers

Hi there! I’m a second year Biology student working towards becoming a secondary school Science teacher. I love nature and the outdoors and enjoy a good run around, as well as photography and playing the piano. I also love socialising, connecting with people and making new friends. I am super excited to meet you all soon and am looking forward to a really awesome year! 

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Olivia Hundleby 

Kia ora everyone! My name is Olivia and I'm a second-year student studying towards a bachelor of communication. I have lived in 3 different countries, NZ (obviously!), Canada, and the United Arab Emirates so I know what it's like to live away from home too. When my time isn't being taken up by studies, RA duties, or volunteering with the Youth Hub you'll find me snuggled up watching standup, romcoms, musicals, true crime shows or reading a good book (when I have time to read the whole thing in a day). I look forward to meeting all of you and having some fun this year! 

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Josh McDermid

Hey Everyone! I'm heading into my second year of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. I took a gap year before attending UC (Shout out to the Gap year students!) and have had an absolute blast in Christchurch.  When I do get some downtime you will no doubt find me hanging out around the hall or losing a game of pool in the common room. I look forward to being a small part of this amazing journey you're all undertaking as well as having an exciting year! 


Joel Kunnethedan

G'day team! I'm Joel, a second year Civil Engineering student. I grew up in Oamaru and love a bit of adventure. I trained as a mechanic before starting uni so love all things with an engine. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking, a game of squash, restoring old cars and motorbikes, playing the guitar or drums, or just catching up with mates. Let's have an awesome 2022, see you all soon!