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One of the best things about living at Mannix is the genuine sense of community; our residents eat together, study together and socialise together, and are afforded a range of leadership development programs, community service opportunities and access to an extensive tutoring program.
Pastoral Care – Emergency Support
Everything we do is animated by the cornerstones of our ethos – dignity and love. This means every resident, regardless of their background, talents, appearance or achievements, is viewed as intrinsically dignified and called to be treated with fundamental respect. Love is seen as willing the good of the other, for their sake alone and doing something concrete about it.
This outlook demands we see the care, support and development of all residents as a non-negotiable priority. Our Principal, Deputy Principal and Assistant Deputy Principal all live on-site, and are supported by a Resident Advisor team and College Chaplain. Together they are committed to supporting residents in their university-College experience.
If a resident does experience difficulties, from minor challenges through to emergency situations, we strongly encourage them to utilise the resources of the College as well as the extensive resources of Monash University. Of particular note, we would draw residents’ attention to the Monash University Safer Community Unit for all matters concerning student safety and that of the Campus Community Division for all elements related to student health and wellbeing.
Academic support at Mannix is closely linked with pastoral care in the belief that a happy student is a student who is enjoying and performing strongly in their degree.
Our tutorial program operates with the broad aim to assist each resident wherever possible to be the best student they can be as they strive to achieve excellence in their studies at Monash University.
Tutorials are facilitated by Monash University-approved tutors covering key subject areas on a weekly basis, and more frequently prior to exams.
Mannix provides opportunities for our residents to connect with both academics and professionals through events such as our Formal and Faculty Dinners and our Leadership Lecture Series, comprised of the Newman Lecture, Women in Leadership Lecture and the Entrepreneurship, Business and Innovation Lecture.
The Mannix Old Collegians Association also facilitates events such their annual Careers Breakfast, where our residents can connect with professionals in their chosen fields to discuss internship possibilities and seek career advice.
The MCSS coordinates a number of academic, cultural, social and sporting events for our residents to ensure their experience at Mannix is unforgettable. Beginning with our very own O-Week to welcome new residents to the College, events throughout the academic year include a College theatrical production, themed functions, intra-college debating and sport, musical performances and the famous Mannix Ball. The MCSS also raises funds for the Red Cross Blood Drive, Shave for a Cure, Movember, Relay for Life and the 40 Hour Famine. The MCSS is also a member of Monash Clubs and Societies and is regarded as one of the most active and innovative clubs.
Through its active engagement with the National Association of Australian University Colleges, the MCSS has established itself as one of the most unique, professional and dynamic student clubs in the country. Elections for the MCSS Commitee are held each year.
Mannix College is driven from its core values and beliefs. This mode of operation influences our practices with respect to enhancing the leadership capacity of our residents. Guided by fundamental belief in the intrinsic dignity of the human being and our view of Love – “Willing the good of the other and doing something concrete about it” our residents are presented with a model for how we want them to engage with one another.
Residents are presented with a social model of interaction which stresses:
- operating from a rational, future focused standpoint feedback to enhance the capacity of the other
- taking responsibility and assisting others to do likewise, being accountable for one’s actions
Complementing this model, residents are presented with some of the powerful concepts contained in the seminal work of Stephen Covey, including the power of the paradigms we adopt when dealing with challenging situations. Consistent with our ethos regarding the dignity of each person and the call to love one another, we want to equip our residents with a knowledge and skill base that will not only enhance their capacity to lead effectively, but perhaps most importantly, to live lives which enable those in their midst to flourish..
Mannix College regards the personal freedom and responsibility of each student to be of primary importance. Our pastoral outreach to our students is to encourage the faith development of each student through pastoral care and ministry, the dissemination of information and a willingness to provide for the needs of our students in their search for truth.