Announcement of St Paul’s Associate Dean of Undergraduates

Announcement of St Paul’s Associate Dean of Undergraduates

1 month ago

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Harry Croker to the newly created role of Associate Dean of Undergraduates. Harry has been a member of the St Paul’s Undergraduate Community for the last four years and has been heavily involved in all aspects of College life. He has served on the S-Club both on the Committee and as Senior Student. He has mentored as a Peer Support Leader and Student Dean. He has represented the College in Rawson Cup campaigns and as the captain/coach of our Rugby League team. He is well respected by the student body and known as a gifted leader. Harry has just completed his degree in Media and Communications and we look forward to him bringing his skills in these areas to the role. Harry will take up the role of Associate Dean full-time at the end of January 2021. He will

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Carol Service

1 month ago

The Annual College Carol Service this year will be pre-recorded for broadcast. The Video will be available to view at the scheduled time of the service – 7.30pm Sunday 13 December and will remain on line. CLICK HERE

As is our tradition the service will be the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and feature organ, choir and readers. There is no participatory service due to COVID rules.

Leading the way – Sydney Uni

2 months ago

Graduate House members continue to lead and engage the wider USyd community through success in university elections. Lachlan Finch and Gabi Stricker-Phelps were elected to the University Senate as postgraduate student fellow and undergraduate student fellow respectively. Governor Phillip Scholar, Jake Davies, was also elected as the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences postgraduate representative on the Academic Board, and as a Higher Degree by Research representative on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Board. Sydney University is also the number one choice for NSW school leavers for enrolment in 2021. Read more. The Undergraduate College Community is looking forward to welcoming over 110 freshers next year alongside our returning students and demand for places in Graduate House is also strong.

Festival of Arts at Graduate House

2 months ago

Graduate House celebrated its inaugural Festival of Arts with 10 days of music, drama, painting, and creativity. It began with a magnificent night of Victoriana! when Yash Bhoola, Elise Morton and David Drury with alumnus Pat Massarini led the humming along to Victoriana! classics.  The festivities continued with the Impresario’s Player’s performance of The Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, directed by Jeremy Walker and starring Sanjay Yapabandara, Daniel Qi, Alisha Sethi, Keiran Cook, Meheer Zaveri and Anjan Kornepati. The play, a potent mix of political commentary and absurdist hilarity, had us all in stitches and was the debut of a number of first-time actors! The first weekend of Arts celebrations was then rounded off by Music at Sunset. Organised, hosted (and, in most cases, accompanied!) by Elise Morton, students and staff relaxed on the Roof Terrace of the McMillan Building with sit-down cocktails and amazing music. Secret

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Where better to be stranded when in Sydney…

2 months ago

Born in Bethlehem and living in the West Bank for all his childhood, Sam Gang, enrolled in Georgetown University and this year is on exchange to the University of Sydney, which was to be for a semester. Now he is stranded in Sydney. But where better to be stuck than at St Paul’s College. Sam is currently in his final year of undergraduate studies at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, majoring in international politics and double minoring in Jewish Civilisation and Arabic. He was accepted into a selective accelerated Master’s program in Security Studies, and has combined the last year of undergraduate with the first year of post graduate studies. Sam is so very grateful to the College community for accepting him and giving him a place of refuge where he can continue his studies safely. The Master’s program has a focus on counter-terrorism and sub-state violence. His experience

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Graduate House academic news

2 months ago

Amidst online exams, remote lectures, and a much stranger start to postgraduate study than our students could ever have contemplated, academic matters in Graduate House have gone from strength to strength in 2020.  The centrepiece in the academic life of the House was the Academic Dinner, held under the stars in Third Quad, where we welcomed four new Amy Louise Hart Scholars, honouring their excellent academic achievement in Semester 1: Leo Sun, Aoife Marie Hogan, Victoria Andres and Aggée Loblack. At the height of lockdown, tutorials, seminars, and meetings continued over zoom! Doctoral student Patrick Dawson presented a seminar on his PhD (Philosophy) research, ‘There truly is no past’, law students meet online to discuss essay and exam technique, and the newly formed Writing Group zoomed in from across Australia to discuss their writing projects.  As restrictions eased and we could once again meet in person, graduate and undergraduate students

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Academic success

2 months ago

Despite the disruption caused by the global pandemic, our 2020 Semester 1 results were some of the best in the College’s history. Was this something to do with home-based study, the online tutorials, or the concentration resulting from no social activities? Perhaps Sem 2 results will answer this… Right now we enter the exam period for most Paulines in residence. There are a handful of UTS students who finished two weeks ago and have now left for their end of year break and many post graduates in Graduate House who are winding up exams, pracs and dissertations.  At the Undergraduate Valedictory Dinner on 16 November academic merit was also recognised from 2019 as the usual Academic Dinner in March was cancelled due to COVID. The College celebrated the achievements of 95 individuals with either a High Distinction or Distinction average; Joshua Lorschy, Conor Sutherland, James H Walker and James T

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Remembrance Day

2 months ago

At the Service of Thanksgiving held on 11 November members of the College gathered to commemorate the sacrifice of those Paulines who served their nation in war. Before the sounding of Last Post the Senior Student, Harry Croker, and the Warden read the names from the Roll of Honour in the College Chapel.

Virtual Victoriana! is Virtually Complete – But not quite

3 months ago

We are pleased to advise that Victoriana! is “in the can” – in other words filming is complete.  But we regret to advise that, due to technical issues, the final recording will not be ready for broadcast this weekend.   For that, we as Producer and Director are very sorry, not least because we know of many Paulines who have arranged dinner parties around the screening and we know that both the undergraduate College and Graduate House have scheduled their own in house screenings before live audiences. We are sorry also for the unavoidable late notice. But we didn’t want to compromise the integrity of something which is going to be really special by cutting corners at the last minute.  Hopefully, the planned social functions can go ahead this weekend notwithstanding, and we will advise the new dates just as soon as the project is absolutely complete. Her Late Majesty

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Impresario’s Players

3 months ago

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo The play is a farce, loosely based on an investigation into the “accidental” death of a railway worker in Milan, which was covered up by the police. Fo wrote this play to expose police corruption and hopefully incite another investigation into the incident. Staring a bunch of anarchic delinquents from Graduate House! Showing 10 October 2020 at 2:30pm in the Refectory, McMillan Building, St Paul’s College Graduate House. For tickets CLICK HERE