A Welcome from the Principal

Mr. Sean Brito-Babapulle (Principal, 2012 – present)


Mannix was opened in 1969 and is a university residential College owned and operated by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. The College provides accommodation for 288 male and female residents, from Australia and overseas, who are undertaking undergraduate or studies at Monash University, one of Australia’s leading universities and a member of the Group of Eight.

Life at Mannix is “full-on” for our student residents: busy, engaging and offering many opportunities for learning and gaining valuable experience and developing life-skills as part of daily life at College.

Life at Mannix is all about:
  1. What the College can do to help you be the best Collegian and Monash student you can be, and
  2. What you in turn can contribute to College life and to the wider community for the benefit of others within and outside the College.

Essential institutional aspects of life at Mannix College such as the spiritual support, pastoral care and academic assistance – in addition to accommodation, catering and facilities – are made available to all student residents in keeping with the mission of Mannix College as a co-educational, inclusive Catholic university residential college. The students themselves play a vital role in organising the College social, sporting and cultural activities that add so much fun, variety, excitement and enrichment to life at Mannix.

My hope is that when students leave Mannix College that they do so having been provided with all the possible support and opportunities to have enhanced their personal and academic experience, as well as ensuring that the combined College and University experience is a memorable and meaningful one.

We hope you will consider being a part of the Mannix College community!

Mr. Sean Brito-Babapulle
Principal, 2012 – present


About Sean Brito-Babapulle

Mr Sean Brito-Babapulle was appointed as Principal of Mannix College in January 2012 and has been involved in residential accommodation management since 1988. He has held numerous roles including Student Society President, Resident Advisor, Senior Resident Advisor, President of AACUHO, NAAUC Fellow, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Life Member of AACUHO, Dean, Deputy Head, Head of College, Master and currently Principal. Sean commenced his University studies in 1988 at Flinders University of South Australia. He completed a number of degrees and a diploma while there including a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Microbiology and Immunology, a Bachelor of Medical Science Degree (with Honours) in Radiology, a Graduate Diploma of Education and commenced his doctoral studies in Nuclear Medicine. He has completed a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration through The University of Western Australia.

Sean has worked at a number of Residential Colleges and Universities in Australia, including Flinders University Hall, Flinders University of South Australia (1988-1998); Mary White College (1998-1999) and St. Albert’s College (2000-2003), University of New England; Trinity (2004-2007), University of Western Australia; John XXIII College (2008-2011), The Australian National University and Mannix College (2012-present), Monash University. Sean is passionate about residential living and the lifestyle and support that it offers and provides to its residents. He is married (to Sara) and has two children (Nick and Alex). A keen photographer, traveller and cook, Sean enjoys cricket, golf and AFL (and is a one-eyed Collingwood supporter).

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