St Mark’s is committed to providing a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment for all students. We do this through an extensive education and training program for all students to complement existing support structures for pastoral and academic support. The saying goes that “you go to university to get your degree, but you go to College to gain your education” which becomes evident when you consider all of the additional personal and professional development opportunities that a College experience provides.
St Mark’s is based on the basic principle that students are the life of the College and take on personal responsibility for establishing a healthy, respectful, inclusive and welcoming culture. This respect is fostered through our strong sense of student governance and accountability. Our student leaders undertake extensive training to ensure they are equipped to manage and learn from the multitude of experiences and challenges they will face as leaders within our community. Each year in late November, Leadership Week provides an opportunity for focussed training and teamwork.
Guest Speaker Series
Student coordinators facilitate a thought-provoking program of guest speakers each year. These events are sometimes faculty-specific but most often are general interest and address relevant events and experiences in the broader community.
Speakers also cover topics such as mental health, leadership and personal development.
An extensive training program is designed to support students in their leadership responsibilities, in addition to training for all first-year students to help them navigate what it means to be a respectful and positive member of our College community.
St Mark’s offers workshops in workplace expectations, resume writing and interview techniques to help students prepare for their post-university pathway.