News Archive

18 October 2019

Announcement: next Principal

Appointment of Dr Tiffany Donnelly BA (Hons) MA PhD as next Principal of The Women’s College On behalf of the Council of The Women’s College within the University of Sydney, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tiffany Donnelly as the fourteenth Principal of our College. Following a thorough selection process Dr […]

21 November 2018

New Council Members announced

Five positions on the Women’s College Council have been confirmed from the recent election. In addition to the re-election of Sally Auld [1990-93] and Jennifer Davidson [1990-92], three new members have been confirmed for 2019: Jane Oakeshott [Women’s College 1979-83; Senior Student 1983] Deputy Director – Relationship Management, Campus Infrastructure Services, The University of Sydney […]

7 September 2018

Enhancing Opportunities for College Cooperation

St Paul’s College and The Women’s College within the University of Sydney are working closely on increased practical cooperation between the colleges to further improve the all-round educational experience of students in both colleges. For over 125 years, the two colleges have been partners in collegiate education for all their students. This partnership is evident […]

29 November 2017

Report to The Women’s College on Cultural Renewal

Wednesday 29 November 2017 The Chair of Council, Julie McKay, announces the release of the Report to the Women’s College on Cultural Renewal following the release of the Cultural Renewal at The University of Sydney Residential Colleges report, by Elizabeth Broderick & Co. Ms McKay’s announcement is here The Report to the Women’s College on […]

29 November 2017

Elizabeth Broderick releases reports on College culture

Wednesday 29 November 2017 Today Elizabeth Broderick & Co. released the report on the Cultural Renewal project at the University of Sydney Residential Colleges. Elizabeth Broderick & Co.’s media release is here

29 November 2017

University of Sydney Cultural Renewal Project 2017

Wednesday 29 November 2017 Today Elizabeth Broderick & Co. together with the University of Sydney released the overarching report on cultural renewal for the five University of Sydney colleges involved in the Project. The University of Sydney’s media release is here Link to the overarching report is here  

16 November 2016

New Members of Council announced

Five positions on the Women’s College Council have been confirmed from the recent election. In addition to the re-election of Samantha Gavel [HOLDEN; Women’s College 1982-84] and Judy Mills [FITZSIMMONS; Women’s College 1984], three new members have been confirmed for 2017: Justine Beaumont [Women’s College 1986-88] Barrister, Nigel Bowen Chambers, Sydney As a barrister specialising […]

15 September 2016

Apply for a scholarship

Applications for scholarships to Women’s College close at 5pm on Tuesday 4 October and prospective students to the College are encouraged to apply. The College offers a range of scholarships to students from rural and regional areas and government schools, in addition to students from Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, post graduate medical students […]

25 August 2016

Message from the Chair and Principal

25 August 2016 This Saturday the Women’s College Open Day is an opportunity for our extensive community, friends and future students to visit and experience the ‘Women’s College Advantage’. Our hope is that all our visitors leave with a strong sense of our commitment to developing female leaders — young women who are confident, self-aware […]

1 August 2016

Learned Leadership

Women’s College students attending our annual leaderships seminars spent the morning learning the secrets of the graduate recruitment panel last weekend when presenters Lucy Nowland (Executive Director, Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs) and Chris Franklin (Partner and Principal Consultant, Advalore Partners) held their Employability Workshop at College. More than sixty students signed up to the […]

13 July 2016

New Alumnae President

The Women’s College Alumnae Association has elected Prof Jakelin Troy as its new President. Jaky attended College 1980-82, 85 and is currently Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at the University of Sydney. She is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the NSW Snowy Mountains. Jaky has studied widely in Australia, Japan and […]

4 June 2016

Alumnae Award Winners Announced

On 23 May 2016 the biennial Women’s College Alumnae Awards were presented during a special Formal Dinner in the College Dining Hall. The Awards recognise the significant personal and professional achievements of some of our many talented alumnae.  Our warmest congratulations go to Elizabeth Elliot (winner, Alumna Award), Mary Assunta (winner, Alumna Community Achievement Award) […]

22 May 2016

A Message from the Chair and Principal

Friday 20 May, 2016 As members of the College communities would be aware, there has been significant media coverage over the last fortnight about incidents of unacceptable behaviour at Sydney University colleges and broader issues around poor college cultures. We feel it is important to state that Women’s College is fully committed to ensuring that […]

16 March 2016

New College Chair announced

College is excited to announce the appointment of a new Chair of the College Council, Ms Julie McKay. Julie is the Executive Director of the National Committee for UN Women, a role she has held for 9 years.  In 2014, she was appointed as the inaugural Gender Advisor to the Chief of the Australian Defence […]

5 March 2016

Katrina Dawson Foundation scholars announced at Women’s College

Three Women’s College students have been announced as the first recipients of the Katrina Dawson Scholarships: Catherine Priestley (2nd year Arts Engineering), Kate Field (1st year Architecture & Environments) and Angie Lu (1st year Science Arts). The students will each receive financial support and mentoring to assist them in their studies over the course of […]

3 March 2016

Alumnae Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Women’s College Alumnae Awards. These Awards seek to recognise the achievements and service of our alumnae in their professions, community, arts, sport or family life and aim to reflect women’s leadership, vision, creativity, innovation and initiative. Three awards will be given in 2020: The Women’s College Alumna Award […]

5 January 2016

Vale Leonie Star BA MA PhD

Women’s College would like to inform alumnae and friends of the recent passing on 30 December 2015 of Dr Leonie Star, former Principal of College from 1974-80. Dr Star came to Women’s College following her return to Australia from New Brunswick in Canada where she had studied and worked for a number of years. She […]

5 December 2015

Katrina’s legacy

Katrina Dawson’s family speak about creating her legacy: funding three scholarships for young women of merit at Women’s College. See the Sydney Morning Herald article.

5 October 2015

Katrina Dawson Foundation Scholarships at Women’s College

The Katrina Dawson Foundation announces scholarships to support students attending Women’s College within the University of Sydney. Watch video Visit the Katrina Dawson Foundation website for more information on the Foundation Scholarships at Women’s College. Find out more on applying for scholarships at Women’s College.  

3 October 2015

Women’s College alumnae assert their influence

Four Women’s College alumnae were recently named as finalists in the AFR Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards 2015. Suzanne Young (1987), Karen Canfell (1987), Sandra McCuaig (1961) and Elizabeth Constable (1961) were short listed from among more than 500 nominees in the prestigious awards recognising women in Australia whose work has had a transformative […]


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