St Paul’s College determined to be leaders against sexism as it implements changes for the future

St Paul’s College determined to be leaders against sexism as it implements changes for the future

1 month ago
[Update at 9.12am, 14 September 2018] The University of Sydney has released a statement welcoming the College’s commitment to the recommendations outlined in the review. Their statement is here. STATEMENT FROM ST PAUL'S COLLEGE St Paul’s College today announced that it accepts in full and has commenced implementing all recommendations from the Broderick Report into the culture of the College, and is determined to be a leader in fighting sexism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. The Broderick Report is today released alongside the College’s Action Plan to implement all of its recommendations. The College has entered a new era in 2018, and implementation of the Broderick Report’s recommendations is the next stage of this new era. The Report and Action Plan are available on the College website. We are utterly determined to be leaders in preventing and responding strongly to sexism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. We are equally determined to

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The Women's College Senior Student, Lucy McDonald, with our Senior Student, Barney Archibald

The Women’s College and St Paul’s College: Enhancing Opportunities for Cooperation

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St Paul’s College and The Women’s College within the University of Sydney are working closely on increased practical cooperation between the colleges to further improve the all-round educational experience of students in both colleges. For over 125 years, the two colleges have been partners in collegiate education for all their students. This partnership is evident in many ways, including in academic, co-curricular, and social interaction and cooperation between the colleges, their students and staff. For example, some students of each college informally share tutorials, perform in each other’s dramatic and choral performances, take part together in community service initiatives, and share various social activities. We are convinced that the experience of our students will benefit from further practical cooperation. Amongst other things, this will take advantage of the new world-class facilities in both colleges – especially The Sibyl Centre at The Women’s College, and the Ivan Head and Graduate House

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Students at City2Surf

An exciting start to Semester 2 at St Paul’s

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It has been an exciting start to Semester 2 at St Paul’s - with the College growing, we welcomed 26 new students – including 10 Study Abroad students from the US and UK the new world-class Ivan Head Building has been fully occupied for the first time – a historic development for the College and an exciting one for all students lucky enough to be its inaugural residents after strong academic results in first semester, our tutorial program is again in full swing we have hosted the Arts Faculty Dinner with Professor Dirk Moses speaking on the state of the humanities, the Law Faculty Dinner with Professor Anne Twomey speaking on section 44 of the Constitution, and the Medicine and Science Faculty Dinner with Dr Emily Granger speaking on the history of heart transplantation after our win in Rawson Rugby near the end of last semester, we began this semester

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St Paul’s backs University actions to prevent sexual harassment and assault

2 months ago

On the first anniversary of the Australian Human Rights Commission and Universities Australia releasing their landmark report, Change the Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities, St Paul’s College has reiterated its determination to do all it can to prevent and respond firmly to sexism, sexual harassment and sexual assault. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence, today wrote to all University of Sydney students, including all St Paul’s College students, outlining the steps the University has taken over the last year to implement the Human Rights Commission/Universities Australia recommendations. The Head of St Paul’s College, Dr Don Markwell, has also today written to all St Paul’s College students supporting the University’s actions, and restating the College’s “unshakable commitment to respect and dignity for all, including equality of respect for all regardless of gender.” “We have a zero tolerance approach to anything

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Oxford scientist appointed Dean of Graduate House

3 months ago

A Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, Dr Antone Martinho-Truswell, has been appointed the inaugural Dean of Graduate House at St Paul’s College within the University of Sydney. Graduate House will open at the start of 2019 as a community of 140 women and men postgraduate students and academics, housed in a new world-class residential building nearing completion at St Paul’s College, in the heart of the University campus. Dr Martinho-Truswell teaches and researches in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow and member of the governing body of Magdalen College, and a Lecturer in Biology at Pembroke College. His leadership in collegiate community life – which will be at the heart of his role as Dean of Graduate House – has also included serving as Junior Dean of University College, Oxford, and graduate warden of St Cross College, Oxford, as well as leadership

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A celebration of NAIDOC Week and community service

3 months ago

In NAIDOC Week, St Paul’s College celebrates the significant role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men serve in our community, and recognise work that our students, either Indigenous or from other diverse backgrounds, do to progress the welfare and success of Indigenous Australians. Currently several members of St Paul’s College actively volunteer in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program that provides a mentoring experience for Indigenous school students who aspire to study at tertiary level. 25,000 Indigenous high school students and 7000 university students have participated in AIME, making it the largest volunteer movement of university students in Australian history. AIME, which now runs mentoring experiences across the country, was founded by a member of St Paul’s College – the Young Australian of the Year (NSW) and Young People’s Australian Human Rights Medallist for 2010, Jack Manning Bancroft. Jack founded AIME in 2005, aged just 19,

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Update on governance reform

4 months ago

Over the last year, the College has been reviewing its governance arrangements to modernise them for the College’s future needs in line with contemporary governance principles. In May, the College circulated a draft set of proposed principles for a new St Paul’s College Bill. The response to these proposals to reform the governance of St Paul’s College has been overwhelmingly positive. The Council wishes to thank all those who took time to respond and provide feedback. All suggestions were seriously considered by Council and some minor amendments to the summary of the proposed St Paul’s College Bill have been adopted in order to ensure the reform provides better governance as well as making the terminology simpler and clearer. The revised summary can be found here. For easy reference, the changes were to: Increase the quorum requirement from four to seven of the 13 members of Council Remove “Council members and

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Reminder: invitation to contribute to review of College culture

4 months ago

St Paul’s College is currently working with a team led by Australia’s former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick AO, on a project to review College culture. As a part of that process, the College again invites people interested in the review, both within the College community and the community at large with any experience relevant to the review, to participate. St Paul’s is undertaking this review to help us understand both the strengths of our residential community, and where we can improve. All experiences and perspectives on College life will help the Broderick team formulate their findings and recommendations. The College will receive a report and recommendations in coming months. Our students have been participating very actively and positively in this process, with around 85% of students participating in the student survey that is part of the cultural review, more discussion groups needing to be held than had been planned,

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Rawson Rugby Triumph

4 months ago
Last night the St Paul’s College Rugby XV triumphed over a strong St Andrew’s side to win the Rawson Rugby Intercollegiate competition for 2018. A full TAG Grandstand at the University’s No. 2 Oval witnessed great football for the closing games of both the Rawson Cup and Rose Bowl Rugby. St Paul’s won the day for the second year in a row defeating St Andrew’s 33 to 19 in a spectacular match. St Andrew’s defended hard against a spirited St Paul’s offence with much of the game played in the St Andrew’s half. Read Student Club Secretary Will Evans’s full Rawson Rugby roundup, below. Early tries in the game set the scene for St Paul’s win with Josh Smith and Guy Porter going over the line before half time. St Andrew’s scored to add to the excitement. Both teams saw penalties but a penalty try against St Andrew’s, and Angus

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7, 9 & 10 June – Mummers present The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco

4 months ago

Thursday 7 June, 7.30 pm Saturday 9 June, 7.30 pm Sunday 10 June, 7.30 pm The Rogers Room, St Paul’s College Mummers present – The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco Mummers, the student dramatic society bringing together students from St Paul’s College and The Womens College, invites students, parents, alumni and friends to the Semester 1 play on Thursday 7 (student night),  Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June. The play, an important example of the ‘theatre of the absurd’, consists mainly of a series of meaningless conversations between two couples that eventually deteriorate into babbling. First produced in 1950,  Ionesco described it as an ‘antiplay’.