First year post-VCE Italian is fantastic because of the teaching of Matthew Absalom. He creates a varied and challenging course that always remains fun – including a film project and a theatre production. No piece of assessment is ever worth more than 30%, which keeps things fair.

The Italian teachers overall are the best that I have encountered in terms of organisation and knowing their course content. Matthew Absalom is a special case – the most kind and caring member of teaching staff ever to be found in a university, and nothing like other lecturers.