Our Union

Our Union

The St Paul’s College Union was founded in 1892, on the joint initiative of resident members of the College and of former students.

The Union’s Objectives

  • to unite the past and present members of the College
  • to support the College and its institutions by financial assistance, and otherwise to promote the interests of the College
  • to endow scholarships and prizes at the College
  • to hold reunions, athletic contests, and other social functions

Union Events

The Union holds a range of functions including year re-unions and Union Dinners.  Guest speakers have included prominent Old Pauline journalists David Marr and Tony Jones and test cricketer Ed Cowan, also a Pauline.

The Union’s major event of the year is Victoriana! which runs over two weekends in July and has entertained generations of Paulines and their guests since its inception in 1964.  For more information on Victoriana! click here.

The Union Record Office

Selwyn Owen is the Honourary Alumni Officer. Selwyn fosters interest in and support for the College among its alumni via College publications, reunions and special functions related to the forthcoming sesquicentenary of the College.

The Union always likes to hear from alumni. Please feel free to put pen to paper to keep the Union up-to-date with your news.

Contributions to alumniofficer@stpauls.edu.au

Grisp Protocols

The “Grisp” is a professional mentoring programme managed by the St Paul’s College Union. The Union has established a Register of Paulines working in the various professions, the arts, the sciences, the academy, journalism and business (all of which will be referred to as “the professions” below) who are interested in providing some voluntary form of mentoring or career advice for current senior residents of the College or Paulines who have graduated and left College in the last year or so.

Union Grants

The St Paul’s College Union raises funds by subscriptions from former students and Union events, in part to assist current undergraduate and graduate resident members of College with one-off grants for study and study-related travel costs. Further information here.

Final submissions should be sent to the Registrar registrar@stpauls.edu.au

College Crested Goods

Another way of keeping a link alive with the College is through owning a College jersey or tie. Pure silk ties (both regular and bow), woven in Yorkshire, are available from the College.

For more information, email alumniofficer@stpauls.edu.au.

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