Whitley College is one of the 12 residential colleges of The University of Melbourne. It is home to 132 students studying at several different universities across Melbourne.
Whitley has a unique partnership with the Baptist Union of Victoria, but this partnership will see Whitley close its doors as a residential college at the end of 2017. From 2018 onwards, Whitley will operate solely as a theological school.
This photo documentary focuses on Kate Douglas, a Whitley ‘fresher’ who hails from Adelaide. Through documenting Kate’s experience, I aim to capture the vibrancy of the day-to-day life of a Whitley resident.
With the college’s closure imminent, I hope this documentary communicates that Whitley College isn’t simply a roof over its residents’ heads, but a community they call home.