Academics

John XXIII College provides Academic Advisors and Academic Tutors who offer residents academic support and assistance throughout the academic year. The College provides specific mentors in:

  • Commerce and Economics
  • Essay Proof Reading
  • Some languages
  • Biology and Biotechnology
  • Arts
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Political Science

2016 Academic Advisors are:

  • Law – Alisha Das Gupta
  • Economics/Commerce – Oliver Knox
  • Arts – William (Monty) Allen & Francesca Walker
  • Science – Harriet Ling

2016 Academic Tutors list may be obtained from the Community Coordinators.

The Head of College & CEO appoints the Mission & Ministry Officers to assist in liturgy throughout the year and to contribute to the College’s liturgical programmes.
2016 Mission & Ministry Officer is:

  • To Be Appointed

All media enquiries should be referred to the Head of College & CEO.
2016 Publicity Officer is:

  • Toby Stevenson

2016 St Vincent de Paul Executive Officer is:

  • Annabelle L’Estrange

Scholarships & Awards

Jon Stanhope Award (Commencement)

The College may confer the Jon Stanhope Award on that person who has given outstanding service to both the John XXIII College community and the ANU community. The recipient’s name in noted on the Jon Stanhope Award honour board and he/she also receives a commemorative certificate.

Leadership Awards (Valete)

The College may confer up to four Leadership Awards, up to two for men and up to two for women in any calendar year. These Awards comprise a $1,000 payment and a commemorative certificate.

To be eligible for a Leadership Award, a Resident must be nominated and seconded by two fellow Residents. Both nominator and seconder must show how their nominee demonstrates an exemplary commitment to the College through his/her contribution to any three of the academic, spiritual, social, cultural or sporting profiles of the College. Submissions must be in writing and addressed to the Head of College whose decision will be final.

Spirit of John’s Award (Valete)

The College may confer the Spirit of John’s Award on either a male or female Resident in any calendar year. This Award comprises a $1,500 Scholarship and a commemorative certificate. The Scholarship recipient’s name will be added to the Honour Board in the Dining Room.

This Award is conferred by the College Leadership Team and recognises that Resident whose compassion and concern for the wellbeing of others advances the true spirit of the John XXIII College community through excellent contributions to the College.

John’s Citizenship Awards (Valete)

The College may confer up to two John’s Citizenship Awards each calendar year. These Awards comprise a commemorative certificate and a payment of $500.

To be eligible for a John’s Citizenship Award, a Resident must be nominated and seconded by two fellow Residents. Both nominator and seconder must show how their nominee demonstrates an exemplary commitment to the College through his/her contribution to any three of the academic, spiritual, social, cultural or sporting profiles of the College. Submissions must be in writing and addressed to the Head of College whose decision shall be final.  Only Residents who have lived at College for at least one full semester may be nominated.

NAAUC Awards

Working collaboratively with the Residents’ Association, the SMT will provide up to $1,500 to offset those costs that would otherwise accrue in those Residents who attend the NAAUC Conference. Applicants for the NAAUC Award should apply in writing to the Head of College outlining their reasons for wishing to attend the NAAUC Conference.

A condition of receiving this Award is the Resident’s returning to College the following year and either standing for election to the RA Executive or Committee or applying to become an SR or contributing to the St Vincent’s Conference. He/She must also give a report to the SR and RA teams as well as the SMT.

Please note: The $1,500 sum will be deployed to offset the group costs, not one individual’s costs and represents the College’s total support for the College Residents’ attendance at the Conference.

Applications should be addressed to the Head of College during the course of the year.

Fr Thomas Hegarty OP Scholarship (Commencement)

The Fr Thomas Hegarty Scholarship is conferred upon the best performed undergraduate in the previous academic year.

This Scholarship comprises a $2,000 payment and a commemorative certificate. The payment component of this Scholarship is settled upon the Scholarship recipient as follows: 50% on 15 June and 50% on 15 November of the year of conferral or where a non-business day, on the following business day. The commemorative certificate and the Scholarship are both awarded at the Commencement Dinner, with settlement as per the dates noted above.

The Fr Thomas Hegarty Scholarship recipient’s name will be added to the Honour Board in the Dining Room each year it is awarded.

Spiritual Leadership Scholarship (Commencement and at Dinners throughout the year)

The College may confer the Spiritual Leadership Scholarship up to the value of $3,000 on that Resident or share that sum amongst those Residents who are accepted to attend spiritual seminars, workshops and conferences, provided those seminars, workshops and conferences contemplate the Catholic faith.

Residents wishing to apply for this Scholarship must submit a written proposal detailing the conference, workshop or seminar they wish to attend in the year following and the costs that they would incur in attending. After conferral of the Scholarship at the Commencement Dinner, the College will settle $3000 on the successful applicant or $3,000 amongst the successful applicants.

On return, the recipient/recipients will be asked to deliver a presentation at a formal dinner detailing the experience the Resident(s) had at the event he/she attended.

Best Performed in Each Academic College (Commencement or Anniversary)

Those Residents who achieve the best 15 results at the ANU will have their names inscribed on the Honour Board in the Dining Room. These inscriptions will be based on the previous year’s academic results.  This acknowledgement extends to all Residents who were present at the College in the year previous.

Academic Excellence Incentive Scholarships

The College will confer a $500 Scholarship (payable in two $250 instalments across the year) on those returning Residents who occupy the first fifteen places in the annual College academic rank order. (The rank order being informed by semester one and two results from the academic year previous) These first fifteen academic performers will also have the first choice of single standard rooms anywhere in the College and will have first choice of three large rooms. To be considered, Residents must have a fulltime status and ranking will be based on reported results given to the College in December.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Equity Scholarship

http://students.anu.edu.au/scholarships/ug/fut/dom/john-xxiii-college-indig.php

The John XXIII College Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Equity Scholarship Programme co-partners the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre and the Yalari Foundation in improving access to higher education for Indigenous Australian students who choose to study at the ANU. The Programme will offer up to four Indigenous Equity Scholarships, and there will be up to four scholarship recipients at the College in any one calendar year. The scholarships are full remissions of the accommodation and catering fees payable on a standard room for residence at John XXIII College for the academic year. Note: any part of a scholarship that is unused may not be converted to a cash value.

Giles Pickford Award: Cultural Person of the year (Commencement)

The Giles Pickford Award is presented to the Resident who performs best in cultural events in any given year. The winner receives a $500 payment and their name is added to the Honour Board.

For more information regarding the Academic programmes at John XXIII College, contact the Deputy Head of College.