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A College to be proud of – outstanding academic results, and leading in the High Table Cup

07 September 2020

Hot on the heels of superb academic results in first semester, St Mark’s has again taken the lead in the inter-collegiate High Table Cup competition – with a convincing win yesterday in men’s football, and a strong second in women’s football. The year began with St Mark’s winning the inter-college tennis and then swimming. After …

Commerce scholarship created in memory of Michael Shearer AM

04 September 2020

A new scholarship for Commerce students at St Mark’s has been created through a bequest by a former Chair of the College Council, Michael Shearer AM (1941-2019). The Michael Shearer Scholarship will be for a St Mark’s student of Commerce who is of good academic standing, is in financial need, and makes a contribution to …

Mr Stuart Meldrum appointed Dean of St Mark’s College

01 September 2020

We are delighted to announce that Mr Stuart Meldrum, a psychologist and student support advisor at the University of Newcastle, has been appointed Dean of St Mark’s College with effect from late October 2020. Stuart will succeed Professor Peter Tregear OAM, who has been appointed the inaugural Director of Little Hall, a new hall of …

Amanda Crawley appointed as Director of Advancement

27 July 2020

Ms Amanda Crawley, who is currently Director of Advancement at Munich International School in Germany, has been appointed as Director of Advancement at St Mark’s, with effect from 1 October. The Director of Advancement is responsible for engagement with Old Collegians and friends of the College, fundraising (including through supporting the St Mark’s College Foundation), …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …