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Robin Ashwin Scholarship promotes international studies

23 November 2020

Through the great generosity of his family, a significant scholarship for a St Mark’s student whose studies have a strong international focus has been created in memory of Robin Ashwin, a former Master of the College, who passed away last year. Robin Ashwin (1930-2019) served as Master of St Mark’s College from 1991 to 1999, after a distinguished career as …

Outstanding academic and sporting success and community service recognised with end-of-year awards

13 November 2020

The exceptional academic and sporting success and community service of St Mark’s students in 2020 have been recognised with a slew of awards presented at the College’s recent Final Dinner. The academic results of our students in first semester were simply superb – with over half the marks being Distinctions or High Distinctions – and, with strong support from the …

St Mark’s announces student leaders for 2021

06 November 2020

An impressive team of student leaders has been elected and appointed to serve the St Mark’s College community in 2021. Members of the College Club Committee for 2021 were elected at the recent final general meeting of College students, and students have been appointed to other leadership roles following a rigorous application and selection process, including leadership training prior to …

Training begins for 2021 student leaders

18 September 2020

Today marked the start of our 2021 leadership training program, with a two-day program for students applying for leadership positions for next year. Once selected, student leaders will engage in future intensive training programs before commencing their roles next year. Beginning with a session by the MATE Bystander program, this two-day intensive includes sessions on values-driven leadership, promoting positive mental …

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 the resumption of inter-college competitions …

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 the College.  The Scholarship (which …

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 residence at the University 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), and communications, such as the …

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 …