Farrer Hall Residential Support Team Officers

Steve Mitchell Farrer Hall College HeadSteve Mitchell - College Head, Farrer Hall

Steve began his affiliation with Monash as an undergrad in the early 1990s, he soon joined the Monash Course & Careers section as part time receptionist as well as working as a tutor for a range of subjects. After graduation from the Faculty of Information Technology he had a short, but successful career as a programmer before re-joining the University in the Networks division. Over his time here he's visited and supported most of the Monash campuses (including Prato). For the last couple of years he's been designing and building the University's new Data Centre and the next generation of the Monash network.

Steve was originally a country boy staying at Roberts Hall during his undergraduate days and a few years ago returned to the MRS family as the Deputy College Head of Roberts Hall, under the tutelage of Dr Gerry Nagtzaam. During that time Anya and Steve welcomed their first child to Halls, Hendrix. Soon to be followed by Madeleine and Hugo.

Steve has enjoyed his promotion to College Head of Farrer Hall and over the past few years providing opportunities for all residents to excel at various facets life.


Farrer Deputy College Head - JayJay Mehta - Deputy College Head, Farrer Hall

Jay was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and had lived his whole life there before coming to Melbourne in 2016 to pursue tertiary education. After completing his Master's of Social Work in 2020, Jay is hoping to start his career as a hospital social worker in 2021, focusing on the mental health and wellbeing of patients.

Jay lived in Holman Hall for the three years of his undergraduate degree and was a Resident Advisor in 2017 and 2018. He was then the Residential Support Assistant at Howitt Hall in 2019 and Deakin Hall in 2020. As an avid sports fan, Jay enjoys playing sport; particularly soccer and cricket. He follows many professional teams across numerous sporting disciplines and is always happy to discuss the results of previous match days.

He is excited about his new role as Deputy College Head and looks forward to working within the incredible environment at Farrer Hall in 2021.


Photograph of Claire, Farrer Hall RSAClaire Lim - Residential Support Assistant, Farrer Hall

Claire (she/her/hers) hails from tropical Mauritius and is currently in her final year of Environmental Engineering. She speaks Creole, French, English and Mandarin, so don't hesitate to have a chat with her!

Claire has been a resident in 2018 and a Residential Advisor within the academic and community portfolio in 2019 at Jackomos Hall. She enjoys interacting with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Claire is thrilled to take on her second year as a Residential Support Assistant in the Farrer Hall Residential Support Team whereby she looks forward to immersing herself in the Farrer spirit. She can't wait to make unforgettable memories with the Ferret community!

Outside of University life, Claire loves travelling as she considers it to be more than the seeing of sights, but rather living, feeling and connecting with people's experiences, letting her imagination unfold and broadening her horizons. She likes anything related to matcha- whether matcha latte or matcha desserts!