Wellbeing

Wellbeing

St Mark’s takes the wellbeing of its students very seriously.  A motivated, dedicated support team is committed to helping students get the most from their studies and personal life while at St Mark’s and well after they graduate.

Wellbeing

St Mark’s offers the best all-round university living experience.

The College has a strong support network for students, many who are living away from home for the first time.

A team of experienced, caring residential staff and trained student leaders collectively focus on making the transition to College and university life a stress-free experience.

St Mark’s has worked hard to build a living and learning community which promotes positive wellbeing.   It has successfully created an environment in which students can flourish, achieve their potential and enjoy student life to the full.

Peer Support

St Mark’s students never have to go it alone.

Peer support is an ingrained part of the College living and learning environment where students assist and support each other to succeed academically and personally.

Students can benefit greatly from peer support networks to help them settle into their studies and start enjoying all that university life and St Mark’s has to offer.

The College’s well-developed culture of peer support includes trained residential advisors, mentors and academic tutors.

This support network means there is always someone available to offer advice and perspective, for academic and personal concerns.

Learning and Wellbeing Reviews

Formal reviews, held each semester, are designed to support students in their overall transition to university and maintaning a healthly balance in all aspects of their life.

Learning and Wellbeing Reviews give every student the chance to meet with the Master, Dean and Director of Learning to discuss their academic progress, career goals and overall health and wellbeing.

Student Counselling

Extensive counselling services are available to help students resolve any problems impacting their wellbeing or study.

Any student experiencing personal or academic problems can seek help from a wide variety of caring professionals including the Master, the Dean, the Director of Learning, Chaplain and student leaders such as the Assistant Dean, Head Residential Advisors and Senior Academic Tutor.

Further support is available from the male and female equity officers of the College Club, the Wellbeing Officer, any member of the College Club committee, academic tutors and residential advisors. Every floor has a dedicated residential advisor, and there is help available on site 24/7.

Education and Training Programs

An extensive education and training program for all students emphasises the College’s focus of providing a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment.

Training is yet another level of support for students in addition to existing access to daily pastoral and academic support.

The training sessions, held throughout the year, cover a broad range of issues including mental, sexual and physical health, alcohol and drug education, respectful relationships and emergency first aid.

St Mark’s also offers training in workplace expectations, resume writing and interview techniques to help students prepare for their post-university pathway.

Spiritual Engagement

St Mark's is affiliated with the Anglican Church, however students of all faiths or no faith are welcome at the College.

Our live-in Chaplain conducts regular morning prayer in the College’s own Chapel and is available to students. Students are encouraged to embrace their personal spiritual growth in whatever way is meaningful to them.

Dean's Leadership Team (Student Leaders)

From left to right:

Alexandra Kenny (Senior Academic Tutor), Callum Kain (Senior Academic Mentor), Nicki Bakaj (Wellbeing Coordinator), Sarina Ferguson (Assistant Dean), Brady Martin (Head Residential Advisor), Erin Widdison (Head Residential Advisor)

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