Participation, cooperation and responsible servant leadership are fundamental to the ethos and effective operation of the College.
Opportunities to develop as a leader are of great priority within life at St Paul’s. At different stages of their university education, students will find varying leadership opportunities. St Paul’s has a rich history of developing leaders who make a marked impact on culture and community in their lives after College, including Prime Ministers, High Court Judges, industry leaders and more.
Each resident of St Paul’s is a member of the Students’ Club. The Students’ Club Committee is a group of seven students who are annually elected by the Students’ Club to act as their leaders, representing them and organising the community and social life of the College. The Committee serves as a link between the students and the College staff, as well as appointing convenors to run College activities.
Junior Deans (along with Peer Support Leaders and members of the Students’ Club Committee) play an instrumental role in setting the tone of the College. Their presence is an influence for good around the college, providing active mentorship to Freshers as they transition from school to university.
Peer Support Leaders play a key role, alongside Junior Deans and members of the Students’ Club Committee, in working alongside staff to set the tenor of the Fresher cohort. Each Fresher is allocated a Peer Support Leader (PSL) who is a Senior in their third year or above of their degree. PSLs assist Freshers in ensuring they’re able to settle in quickly and step into the swing of life at St Paul’s.
Paulines have been active participants within their communities through outreach activities since the College’s foundation. These activities are coordinated by the Outreach Syndicate and in liaison with the Chaplain and are opportunities for students to give back to the wider community. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students are able to engage directly with those in need beyond the campus walls.
GRISP is the official St Paul’s alumni mentoring and networking program. Within this program, current Paulines are met with an old Pauline who works in a field they’re interested in pursuing, including Engineering, Finance, Law, Politics and more.
Convenorships are an important way for Freshers to become involved in College life and offer service to the College community. They also earn valuable room points in the process! Convenorships entrust members of the College with various voluntary tasks which provide appropriate, meaningful contributions to the life of the College.
Friendship and community are at the heart of the Paul’s experience. Paul’s is a place where you are welcomed, respected and recognised for who you are. The College has a strong commitment to providing the best all-round educational experience for our students. The benefits of sharing the learning experience with fellow students are significant to all students who walk through these doors.