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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 …

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 …

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 …

Update on COVID-19 Pandemic

24 March 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has been taking many measures to help prevent the spread of the virus, and is grateful to everyone who has been doing everything possible to help with this. The College’s top priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and the wider community. Everyone is …

COVID-19 Pandemic Student Support Fund – first round

20 March 2020

Applications due by: Thursday 26 March 2020, 4pm St Mark’s College students whose financial circumstances have been significantly adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. through losing casual employment, or through parents losing their jobs) are invited to apply for financial support from the College. The College has reallocated a substantial sum of money which …

College response to COVID-19: next steps

17 March 2020

During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as at all times, the College’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and members of the wider community. We have throughout been following expert advice, including in the steps already taken to prevent the spread of the virus, and we will continue to do …

Commencement Service and Commissioning of Head of College

06 March 2020

The St Mark’s College community marked the beginning of the 2020 academic year with a Commencement Service held at St Peter’s Cathedral on Friday 28 February 2020. The Service provided an opportunity for students to prepare themselves for living and learning together in the year ahead and to reflect on the mission they have set …

St Mark’s College Welcomes New Students

06 March 2020

St Mark’s was delighted to formally welcome this year’s new members into our College community at our Admission Ceremony, held on Thursday 20 February 2020. Over 200 students, family and friends filled the Grenfell Price Dining Hall to witness each new student sign the College Roll. The Head of College, Professor Don Markwell, led the …

Dr Peter Tregear appointed Dean following resignation of Dr Metuamate for family reasons

10 January 2020

Following the resignation of the Dean, Dr Ari Metuamate, for family reasons, the College has appointed a former Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and former Dean of Trinity College in the University of Melbourne, Dr Peter Tregear, to serve as Dean for 2020. Dr Metuamate and his wife, Dr Jessa Rogers, are expecting their first …

Ian and Pamela Wall generously enable carpark extension

19 December 2019

The College is deeply grateful to Honorary Fellow Ian Wall AM and Pamela Wall OAM for their generous commitment to enable the addition of an extra two levels to the College carpark. The carpark extension, to begin in February and be completed mid-year, will increase our total number of spaces in the College carpark by …

Developing Our Student Leaders For 2020

12 December 2019

The St Mark’s College Leadership Week has just concluded after a week of training for our 2020 student leaders. At St Mark’s College our highest priority is the wellbeing of our students. We want our students supported to thrive at university and have the best possible transition from high school to an independent adult life. …

St Mark's College 50 Year Reunion Luncheon 2019

Celebrating those at St Mark’s College over 50 years ago

02 December 2019

The Head of College, Professor Don Markwell, was delighted recently to welcome back Old Collegians who were students at St Mark’s College over 50 years ago, and their partners. The reunion luncheon provided an opportunity for Old Collegians to reminisce and catch up with their peers, to meet the new Head of College and hear …