St Paul’s College Bill passed by State Parliament

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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New Students’ Club Committee elected

3 weeks ago
Many congratulations to the members of the 2019 Students’ Club Committee, elected last night at the Students’ Club Annual General Meeting: Senior Student: Mr Max Glanville Honorary Secretary: Mr Henry Higgins Honorary Treasurer: Mr Will Simpson General Committee: Mr Tom Osborne Mr Will Lawrance Mr Harry Croker Mr Chris Thompsett The principal role of student leaders is to foster and champion a culture of inclusion, respect and safety where all students, irrespective of background, are included and have the opportunity to thrive. Leadership in this will be a central focus for the 2019 Committee, as it has been for the 2018 Committee. The AGM last night congratulated the members of the newly-elected 2019 Committee, and also thanked and congratulated other members of the College who had been nominated for positions, and the 2018 Students’ Club Committee, led by Barney Archibald, who will hand over responsibility at the end of the

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

2 months 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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Rawson Cup Soccer

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After a round of great Soccer in this year’s Rawson Cup, St Paul’s came in second overall to St Andrew’s. St Paul’s overcame Wesley in the final round to achieve a nail-biting finish at the University Oval Number 2. Below is a description of the match, written by William Evans, and a link to a quick video.   Match Report by Will Evans It was a nail-biting finish at University Oval Number 2 yesterday between St Paul’s College and Wesley College. The game was a close, hard-fought encounter between two strong sides. A very skillful free kick from Adam Prentice was the only thing separating the sides at half time and Paul’s took a 1-0 lead into the sheds. In the second half the Paul’s side defended their lead courageously against a very dangerous Wesley attack who threatened to score number of times. Despite desperate defense from Paul’s, Wesley scored

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

3 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

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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

4 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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