St Paul’s and The Women’s College mark partnership at Commencement Dinner
Julie McKay speaking at the Commencement Dinner

St Paul’s and The Women’s College mark partnership at Commencement Dinner

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Monday night saw nearly 600 students from The Women’s College and the St Paul’s College undergraduate community enjoy the inaugural joint Commencement Dinner for the two colleges at the Westin Hotel in Martin Place, Sydney. In welcoming his fellow students and the colleges’ staff, the Senior Student of St Paul’s, Mr Max Glanville, spoke of the dinner as marking “the close and equal partnership between our two colleges”, which has been further strengthening in recent times. Keynote speaker Ms Julie McKay, Chief Diversity Officer at PwC Australia, spoke of the societal benefits of gender equality, the importance to future leaders of the ability to lead inclusive teams, how the desire to “fit in” can lead people to let go of their moral values and to accept unacceptable behaviour, and the challenge and opportunity for courageous emerging leaders to have a positive impact, not just in talking about gender equality, but

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Ivan Head Building McMillan Building Opening

Hundreds gather to mark official opening of Ivan Head and McMillan Buildings

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Yesterday hundreds of alumni, students, and friends of the College joined us to mark the official opening of the Ivan Head and McMillan Buildings. The buildings were opened by the Chancellor of the University, Ms Belinda Hutchinson AM, and were dedicated by the Most Rev’d Dr Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney. The Chancellor of the University, Ms Belinda Hutchinson AM, with Mr Stephen McMillan and Dr Don Markwell on Sunday. The opening was an opportunity to warmly thank all of those who contributed to the success of the project. In a speech of welcome, the 11th Warden of the College, Dr Don Markwell, expressed the College’s deep gratitude for all of those who contributed to the project. Read the Warden’s speech here. The Ivan Head Building, named for former Warden of the College, the Rev’d Dr Ivan Head, has allowed the College to offer 100 new places for undergraduate students

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Steve McMillan

St Paul’s College names building in honour of Stephen McMillan

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Today St Paul’s College announces that a building, part of the $70 million expansion of the College, is to be named after College alumnus Mr Stephen McMillan. The McMillan Building contains Graduate House, a new residential academic community for women and men postgraduate students and academics of the University of Sydney in the heart of campus. Mr McMillan was a student of the College from 1974 to 1979 and is Managing Director of Citta Property Group, a specialist real estate development company he founded in 2001. The support of Mr McMillan was instrumental in enabling the construction of the project. “Without Steve’s drive, vision, and commitment to collegiate education, Graduate House and the College’s expanded undergraduate community simply would not have happened,” the Warden of the College, Dr Don Markwell, said. The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence AC, welcomed the naming of the McMillan Building.

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Dr Andrew Bell SC

St Paul’s alumnus Dr Andrew Bell SC appointed President of NSW Court of Appeal

2 years ago

St Paul’s warmly congratulates alumnus Dr Andrew Bell SC on his appointment as President of the NSW Court of Appeal. Dr Bell is a leading Sydney barrister who has a long association with the College. He was a resident student from 1985 to 1989 and a member of the College Council from 2004 to 2013, which included service as Deputy Chairman in 2010 to 2013. As a student at St Paul’s, Dr Bell won dual University Medals in Law and Arts from the University of Sydney. He became Rhodes Scholar for New South Wales in 1990 and topped the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford in his year, before earning his doctorate from Oxford the following year. Dr Bell joined the Bar in 1995. He took silk in 2006 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of the NSW Bar Association. Last year, Dr Bell commissioned a new sculpture by

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Julie Bishop and Julian Vidal

St Paul’s student Julian Vidal’s New Colombo Plan experience

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St Paul’s College student Julian Vidal returns to College in February after a year as a New Colombo Plan Scholar in Singapore and Japan. New Colombo Plan Scholars spend up to a year studying in a university in the Asia Pacific region before undertaking one or more internships in businesses or other organisations in participating countries. Julian is a Foundation Scholar of the College and attended Byron Bay High School before commencing his studies at the University of Sydney in 2016. We very much look forward to welcoming Julian and other returning students back to College for the beginning of semester. Read about Julian’s experience in his own words below.   The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a prestigious Australian Government scholarship program that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduates to travel to the region to study, undertake internships and foreign language training. NCP Scholars are

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Louise Hambridge

Louise Hambridge appointed Business Manager at St Paul’s

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St Paul’s College is delighted to announce that Mrs Louise Hambridge has been appointed as the College’s Business Manager from February 2019. Louise Hambridge will join the College after 15 years’ experience at Danebank School, where she has served since 2006 as Director of Finance and Enrolments. Danebank is an Anglican school for girls in Sydney. The Business Manager of St Paul’s College will have responsibility across the full breadth of the business of the College, including finance and investments, human resources management, administration, facilities (including, of course, the College’s new buildings) and operations, external “events and stays”, legal matters and regulatory compliance. Mrs Hambridge’s leadership as Director of Finance and Enrolments at Danebank, which is a senior executive role at the School, has included management of all operational activities and staff. She has whole-of-school responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting and financial reporting, marketing strategy, governance, and risk management. The

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great year st paul's college

A great year for the students of St Paul’s College

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The College is quiet as exams are underway, and students and staff look back very positively on a rewarding and successful semester at St Paul’s, in which, following a busy and exciting first semester… we welcomed many new members of the College, including several Study Abroad students from the US and UK, as the new Ivan Head Building for undergraduates was fully occupied for the first time (and its new gym came quickly into constant use) following strong academic results in first semester, academic support for our students has included the College’s tutorial programme, with over 55 tutorials a week, led by the Senior Tutor, Mr Philip Barr the academic and intellectual life of the College has been further enriched through faculty dinners featuring guests speakers historian Professor Dirk Moses (Arts), heart transplant surgeon Dr Emily Granger (Medicine & Science), constitutional expert Professor Anne Twomey (Law), banker Mr David Gribble

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Carrol Evans

Experienced educator Carrol Evans appointed Registrar

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St Paul’s College is delighted to announce that an experienced educator and educational administrator, Ms Carrol Evans, has been appointed as Registrar of the College, beginning in January 2019. Ms Evans joins the College following a long and successful career in secondary education, principally at SCEGGS Darlinghurst, including for fifteen years as Registrar there. The College Registrar is a senior member of the administrative team of the College, being responsible for the admission of students and administration of the College’s scholarship and bursary programmes, amongst other aspects of support for students and the College’s academic programme. The College Registrar is often the first point of contact for students applying to the College, and works closely with the Senior Tutor and the Dean of Graduate House. Ms Evans’ leadership in education administration has most recently included serving as Director of Administration and Operations at SCEGGS with oversight of the day to

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St Paul’s College Bill passed by State Parliament

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Today the Saint Paul’s College Bill 2018 – to modernise the governance of the College – passed the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament, after passing the Legislative Council last night. The Bill reflects the principles that the College Council developed in close consultation with the St Paul’s College community over the last twelve months (for details, click here and here). The governance reform for the College was supported by the College Council, the committee of the St Paul’s College Union, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney (Dr Michael Spence AC), the Archbishop of Sydney (The Most Revd Dr Glenn Davies), and the project team lead by Elizabeth Broderick AO who reviewed the culture of the College. The Bill was passed with the support of the Coalition Government, the Labor Opposition, and the Greens, and with no votes against or amendments in either House of Parliament. The Bill’s passage

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Graduate House coming alive

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Graduate House is coming alive, with the arrival of the inaugural Dean, construction of the Graduate House building having been completed, artworks being installed, and work underway on recruiting graduate students and resident academics to create a world-class graduate community for women and men from the start of 2019. The inaugural Dean of Graduate House, Dr Antone Martinho-Truswell, and Mrs Emma Martinho-Truswell have arrived from Oxford, where Dr Martinho-Truswell is a Fellow of Magdalen College and teaches in the Department of Zoology, and have taken up residence in the Dean’s apartment in Graduate House. They are pictured above on the rooftop terrace at Graduate House. We are delighted to welcome Antone and Emma to St Paul’s College! The Dean is busy meeting with prospective students and resident academics at Graduate House, and Emma Martinho-Truswell is undertaking part-time pro bono work for the College through project managing the College’s implementation of

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