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Kram returns to UC

UC welcomed Australian rock and roll royalty back to campus, with a special visit from 1988 alumnus and Spiderbait drummer/singer Mark ‘Kram’ Maher on Monday 22 May, 2017. Returning to the College for the first time in nearly 30 years, Kram took a walk down memory lane as Head of College, Dr Jennifer McDonald and VCA drum student Jayden […]

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UC Musical Soiree

Dr Jennifer McDonald, Head of College and Jayden, first year music student at UC, welcomed students and guests to the first musical soiree for the year on Wednesday 3 May. Jayden, who was MC for the evening, congratulated student performers for taking up the opportunity to perform in front of their college friends. “Thank you to […]

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Former Head of College attends Cricket High Table

Dr Jennifer McDonald, Head of College welcomed Dr Angela Jones, former Head of College back to College for High Table on Monday 24 April. Dr Jones served as Head of University Women’s College from 1960 to 1967, during a time she described as transformative. “Living in Sydney now, I don’t get down to Melbourne or […]

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Georgina Sweet Society

Georgina Sweet Society Lunch

University College welcomed members of the Georgina Sweet Society back to College with a special lunch in the Heritage Room on Wednesday 26 April. Dr Jennifer McDonald, Head of College hosted lunch with two former Head’s of College (Dr Susanne Pearce, 1999-2002 and Dr Angela Jones, 1960-67) as well as other distinguished alumni and their guests. […]

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1987 Alumni Reunion High Table

University College welcomed back alumni from 1987 to High Table this week as part of the 80th Anniversary Celebrations. Dr Jennifer McDonald welcomed Dr Jane Wright (former President of the UC Student Club), Anne Jeremiah and Emma King to the new Syme Dining Hall as guests of honour at High Table. Dr Wright spoke of […]

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Commencement Dinner

Our annual Commencement Dinner is a chance to celebrate the beginning of another academic year for our students. Prior to this year’s dinner, students and staff gathered in the Giblin Courtyard for a pre-dinner function, mingling and taking photos. As this was the first Commencement Dinner held in Syme Dining Hall, there was much excitement […]

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Opening of Syme Dining Hall and 80th Anniversary Launch

Last night marked a new chapter in University College’s history with the opening of Syme Dining Hall and the launch of the 80th anniversary year. Over 500 guests, including alumni, supporters, students, parents  and staff, attended the celebration. Dressed in academic gowns, students greeted alumni and supporters throughout the evening. Mrs Lesley Falloon OAM, a UC […]

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Special thanks at Scholars Dinner

University College hosted the 2017 Scholars Dinner last night at University House, the University of Melbourne, which saw 37 scholarships awarded of values between $1,500 and $20,000. The 90 guests in attendance, were a combination of both students, donors and supporters of UC. They heard from Ann Miller Indigenous Scholarship recipient, Michelle Kerrin, who spoke about […]

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Australia Day Honours

UC would like to congratulate four remarkable women who were recognised for their contribution to the nation in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Mrs Anne Cronin OAM (pictured left) was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to community health and to medical research organisations. Mrs Cronin has been on the University […]

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Deputy Lord Mayor, Arron Wood

Congratulations to UC alumnus Arron Wood

UC alumnus Arron Wood was recently elected the Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne. Growing up on the banks of the Murray River, Arron became aware of the devastating effects of pollution from an early age. He was determined to make a difference and decided to focus his life on environmental education. This […]

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