A full university experience
A full university experience includes living in a supportive, vibrant community which fires students' imaginations and offers a range of intellectual, spiritual, artistic, sporting and social activities. College residents make lifelong friendships with peers from across the country and around the world and develop capabilities that equip them to become global leaders. They will remember this time as one of real growth and opportunity.
Successive students won the Rhodes Scholarship for 2012 and 2013 testifying to the high quality of students at the College and adding to a long history of academic achievement. The College fosters academic excellence through a range of academic programs, including short courses, academic tutorials, lectures, dinner speakers and fireside chats. Tutorials are run by Resident Academic Tutors, UWA academics, postgraduates and senior students, and College students informally support each other in their studies. Excellent academic achievement is recognised through the award of bursaries and scholarships.
Pastoral Care and Spirituality
The Warden, Dean of Resident and resident lay chaplains lead pastoral care at the College, and are available to provide support whenever required. The individual needs of each resident are supported through groups overseen by Residential Advisers (RAs). The groups are comprised of students of all years and areas of study. These tutorial groups meet regularly and engage in a variety of activities designed to help the community and its members flourish. RAs live on the same corridor as their group members and are always available for advice and support.
St George's is a Christian college of the Anglican Church. Our motto is 'To know God is to live', and students are offered a range of opportunities to develop their faith and understanding. Worship is a feature of our community. Morning Prayer is held daily and times are on the Chapel noticeboard. Evensong is sung by the UWA Winthrop Singers Thursday 6pm, and there is a regular Sunday Eucharist 5pm. The chapel is open 8am - 10pm for prayer and reflection, and hosts a range of events throughout the year.
Newby Arts Program
The Newby Arts Program provides all residents with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of arts and cultural events and performances, including plays, operas and concerts. The College has a number of musical groups, including men's and women's barbershop choirs. The Wolff Scholarship supports an excellent music student. There are regular music performances - classical, jazz and pop, including new works composed by College students. Facilities include a music room and an art studio. The College has a number of pianos available for student use, and a Fazioli grand piano stands in the Hackett Dining Hall, and is regularly played in chamber music and solo concerts. Two dramatic performances are staged each year. Classics in dance, African drumming and photography have been a feature of the Winter Program. A highlight of the year is an exhibition and charity auction of student art-work.
The 2013 Young Australian of the Year, Akram Azimi, built his leadership capabilities at St George's. There are many ways that residents can engage in leadership while living at the College. These include formally-elected positions within the College Club and Executive; supporting other residents as academic tutors and Resident Advisers; leading other residents in community service and service-learning experiences; and developing and implementing new social, community and cultural events at the College. College students have set up their own charities, won the Student Guild 'Relay for Life' charity event in successive years and mentored school students and special Olympians.
For some Quick Facts on the College or information on How to Apply, please see the documents below.