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Congratulations to Professor Peter Tregear OAM, inaugural Director of Little Hall, University of Melbourne

07 July 2020

Many congratulations to the Dean, Professor Peter Tregear, both on his recent award of a Medal of the Order of Australia, and now on his appointment – announced today – as the founding Director of Little Hall, a new hall of residence at the University of Melbourne, with effect from December this year. The University of Melbourne has today announced …

Remembering Honorary Fellow Richard Watson

24 June 2020

The College community mourns the passing of our Honorary Fellow Richard Wyndham Watson (5 September 1936 – 14 June 2020). Richard was a medical student at St Mark’s from 1956 to 1961, and later served the College in many capacities, including as a member of the College Council from 1976 to 1993, in which year he was elected an Honorary …

Generous donors help students hit hard by pandemic job losses

27 May 2020

Generous donors have so far donated over $42,000 to the Student Support Fund which the College has created to help students adversely affected by the pandemic. Many students have lost casual jobs (such as in hospitality or retail) on which they depended to cover their College fees and other living expenses, and many families have been hit by parents losing …

Students say heartfelt “thank you” for life-changing scholarships

27 May 2020

Over 80 students who have received scholarships to study at St Mark’s this year have written letters of thanks for the life-changing opportunities the scholarships have given them. At the start of the academic year, scholarships were awarded to students on the basis (varying by scholarship) of academic merit, financial need, contribution to the College or wider community, or other …

Creatively promoting community during the pandemic

26 May 2020

Our students and staff have been working together in creative and energetic ways to promote community and connectedness – and to help others – during the pandemic. It has, as we all know, been a strange and unsettling few months. Our normal ways of doing things, which ordinarily form part of our way of life and of belonging – eating …

Honouring the fallen and the vision of our founders

30 April 2020

Last weekend, in marking Anzac Day and Founders’ Day, our College community paid tribute to those who helped make us who we are today. Honouring the fallen this Anzac Day, well over 50 students (over half those in residence during the pandemic) woke up early to “light up the dawn” in small groups at different vigil locations around College. During …

Can we help you?

22 April 2020

Current students in residence in the College have volunteered to help elderly, vulnerable or needy Old Collegians and friends of the College, and our neighbours in North Adelaide, with tasks that may otherwise be difficult for them during the pandemic – for example, with shopping, or household or garden jobs, or family responsibilities. Already several students have spent many hours …

Marking Anzac Day and Founders’ Day 2020

22 April 2020

A cross of poppies made in College and research on the lives of St Mark’s Collegians killed in World War II are among the ways that College students will mark Anzac Day and Founders’ Day this weekend. The founders of the College nearly a century ago had all in some way been affected, in many cases very deeply, by World …

The late Georgia Blain, Dr James Muecke AM, and Prof George Murrell recognised as Distinguished Collegians

17 April 2020

The late novelist Georgia Blain, the current Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke AM, and distinguished orthopaedic surgeon Professor George Murrell have been recognised by the College Board as Distinguished Collegians. Since 2007, the College has from time to time recognised a small number of old Collegians of particular distinction (academic or non-academic) as Distinguished Collegians. Their names are …

College fund helps students in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic

09 April 2020

St Mark’s College has established a Student Support Fund to support resident students whose financial circumstances have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the pandemic, many students have lost casual employment on which they depended to pay their College fees, and many parents of students have also lost their jobs or had incomes slashed. Students already in …

Ms Cecilia White and Mr Darren Pitt join College Board

06 April 2020

Human resources adviser and lawyer Ms Cecilia White and educational leader and former Acting Head of College Mr Darren Pitt have today joined the College Board. In announcing their appointments, the Chair of the Board, Ms Linda Matthews, said that Ms White and Mr Pitt would bring very valuable skills to the Board, together with a deep commitment to ensuring …

FAQs and new requirements in relation to COVID-19 pandemic

25 March 2020

The College has today published “Frequently Asked Questions” about the COVID-19 pandemic, providing information and requirements both for students staying in College and for those suspending residence. As Government requirements evolve rapidly to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the FAQs below (also available in PDF at this link) include important new specific requirements for students in College …