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Excellence reaches for the stars in 2020

29 January 2021

The year that COVID came crashing into our lives is one that we will remember for a host of reasons. 2020 was extraordinary in many ways – but, from a St Mark’s perspective, perhaps one of the most remarkable things about it was how stunningly well our students performed academically, despite the year’s profound challenges and disruptions. We achieved the …

Careers expert Jeff Duncan to run career development activities at St Mark’s

27 January 2021

One of Australia’s leading experts on graduate careers, Mr Jeff Duncan, will be running a range of career development activities for St Mark’s students in first semester this year. The College warmly welcomes Jeff back to St Mark’s, where he will be in residence for the next six months. He is an Old Collegian with a stellar background who will …

Preparing for our centenary: steps towards the founding of St Mark’s College in 1925

14 December 2020

St Mark’s College was officially opened on 15 March 1925, and will celebrate its centenary in 2025. On 7 September 1920, the first step was taken to create St Mark’s College – a resolution in the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide appointing a committee to consider establishing a college for students of the University of Adelaide. The centenary …

Ivan Shearer bequest creates scholarship for St Mark’s Collegians to study in Oxford and Cambridge

09 December 2020

A bequest of $1 million left to the College by the late Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD will create the Ivan Shearer Scholarship to support St Mark’s Old Collegians to study at Oxford or Cambridge. The Ivan Shearer Scholarship was announced on 9 December 2020, which would have been Ivan Shearer’s 82nd birthday. An international law academic and practitioner who …

Robin Ashwin Scholarship promotes international studies

23 November 2020

Through the great generosity of his family, a significant scholarship for a St Mark’s student whose studies have a strong international focus has been created in memory of Robin Ashwin, a former Master of the College, who passed away last year. Robin Ashwin (1930-2019) served as Master of St Mark’s College from 1991 to 1999, after a distinguished career as …

Outstanding academic and sporting success and community service recognised with end-of-year awards

13 November 2020

The exceptional academic and sporting success and community service of St Mark’s students in 2020 have been recognised with a slew of awards presented at the College’s recent Final Dinner. The academic results of our students in first semester were simply superb – with over half the marks being Distinctions or High Distinctions – and, with strong support from the …

St Mark’s announces student leaders for 2021

06 November 2020

An impressive team of student leaders has been elected and appointed to serve the St Mark’s College community in 2021. Members of the College Club Committee for 2021 were elected at the recent final general meeting of College students, and students have been appointed to other leadership roles following a rigorous application and selection process, including leadership training prior to …

Training begins for 2021 student leaders

18 September 2020

Today marked the start of our 2021 leadership training program, with a two-day program for students applying for leadership positions for next year. Once selected, student leaders will engage in future intensive training programs before commencing their roles next year. Beginning with a session by the MATE Bystander program, this two-day intensive includes sessions on values-driven leadership, promoting positive mental …

A College to be proud of – outstanding academic results, and leading in the High Table Cup

07 September 2020

Hot on the heels of superb academic results in first semester, St Mark’s has again taken the lead in the inter-collegiate High Table Cup competition – with a convincing win yesterday in men’s football, and a strong second in women’s football. The year began with St Mark’s winning the inter-college tennis and then swimming. After the resumption of inter-college competitions …

Commerce scholarship created in memory of Michael Shearer AM

04 September 2020

A new scholarship for Commerce students at St Mark’s has been created through a bequest by a former Chair of the College Council, Michael Shearer AM (1941-2019). The Michael Shearer Scholarship will be for a St Mark’s student of Commerce who is of good academic standing, is in financial need, and makes a contribution to the College.  The Scholarship (which …

Mr Stuart Meldrum appointed Dean of St Mark’s College

01 September 2020

We are delighted to announce that Mr Stuart Meldrum, a psychologist and student support advisor at the University of Newcastle, has been appointed Dean of St Mark’s College with effect from late October 2020. Stuart will succeed Professor Peter Tregear OAM, who has been appointed the inaugural Director of Little Hall, a new hall of residence at the University of …

Amanda Crawley appointed as Director of Advancement

27 July 2020

Ms Amanda Crawley, who is currently Director of Advancement at Munich International School in Germany, has been appointed as Director of Advancement at St Mark’s, with effect from 1 October. The Director of Advancement is responsible for engagement with Old Collegians and friends of the College, fundraising (including through supporting the St Mark’s College Foundation), and communications, such as the …