Women’s College has a reputation for academic excellence which is well deserved. The College has promoted scholarship for over 120 years and continues to nurture the academic life of its 280 students through a variety of programs and the inspiration provided by its diverse community of high-achieving women. Over the last decade more than one third of students at Women’s have completed each university year with a Distinction average (75%) or higher across all of their results.
A number of factors influence these consistently impressive results.
- A strong culture of academic peer mentoring
- Extensive tutorial program to assist students in all faculty and degree areas
- Dedicated study space for senior and postgraduate students
- Guidance provided by Residential Assistants and Academic Assistants ensures that students are well supported
- Living on campus in close proximity to University facilities
Being at College for Honours was really important. There is a lot of support in so many different ways from staff, Resident Assistants and friends – people look out for you and there’s always someone around to listen and lend support. Felicity Kiln, Honours student 2014
Each week throughout both semesters the College runs tutorials in more than thirty subjects, spanning the full range of academic disciplines. Most tutors are postgraduates or University staff with expertise in their fields and proven teaching skills.
Academic Assistants are postgrads and senior undergraduates who volunteer their time to mentor the younger students at College studying in their discipline. They meet with the students informally and give advice and encouragement as well as excellent academic support.
Students who are interested in developing their leadership skills have the opportunity to participate in a structured in-house leadership program designed to enhance individual strengths and build on confidence so students feel equipped to take on a College leadership role either on House Committee or as a Resident Assistant.