The initial intake of residents to UNSW International House played a key role in getting the new residential college up and running. According to Professor Willis there was limited postgraduate accommodation and it was a male only facility. The University offered at least two postgraduate courses, which were attractive to women. One was education, and the other was librarianship. The Commonwealth Government was funding cadetships to the National Library and they were equally distributed amongst the States. The only university level course at that time was at UNSW and International House was able to accommodation these interstate students as well as overseas students. Rani was one of the first residents and she has followed
a career in the University Library. Together with other overseas students their national costumes add a touch of class to the House on festive occasions. Rani joined the Company in 1974 and she has always been a staunch supporter.