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

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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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

1 month 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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15 Oct – Sydney Women’s International Club Choir

1 month ago

St Paul’s College again hosts the delightful voices of the Sydney Women’s International Club Choir who are giving a community concert in the College Chapel on Monday 15 October at 11am. Under the baton of Linda Shoostovian they are presenting a program of well-loved works spanning a range of musical genres from the Baroque to Pop. The international club choir enjoys its exploration of music from across the globe. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome. Parking is available on the College oval. Monday 15 October, 11 am (this is a new date, please disregard the previously advised August date) The College Chapel

25 Aug – University and College Open Day

1 month ago

Please encourage prospective applicants to the College – for undergraduate or graduate places – to visit the College on the University of Sydney and St Paul’s College Open Day – Saturday 25 August, 10am to 4pm. Open Day is an opportunity for everyone to see the College in operation and to inspect the new Ivan Head Building and to see Graduate House under construction. Open Day is a University-wide event that attracts many would-be tertiary students. A visit to St Paul’s will give prospective students a taste of College life. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome! Saturday 25 Aug, 10 am to 4 pm

Update on governance reform

1 month 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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Community service of Paulines recognised in Order of Australia

1 month ago

We are delighted that the service to the community of several members of the College has been recognised again this year with honours in the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and, earlier in the year, in the Australia Day honours. The College has a long tradition of community service, and is proud to see those values reflected in the achievements of our alumni. Paulines have been honoured this year for their services to such fields as community health, accounting, medicine, law and legal education, transport safety, the performing arts, and conservation and the environment. The Order of Australia was established by another former member of St Paul’s College, Gough Whitlam, in 1975, “for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service”. Members of the College recognised in the Order of Australia this year have been: 2018 Queen’s

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Reminder: invitation to contribute to review of College culture

2 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

2 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

2 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’.