A Welcome from the Principal

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

Welcome to the Mannix College website, and our College community.

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 postgraduate 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!

Respect. Now. Always – Ending Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

As a member of University Colleges Australia, Mannix College supports the following statement released (by UCA) in June, 2018:

“… University Colleges Australia re-affirms its commitment to responding in positive, collaborative and constructive ways to the findings and recommendations of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities commissioned by Universities Australia.We also re-affirm that behaviours such as hazing, misogyny and bullying have no place in university residences or anywhere else in society, and we will continue to work with our members, our universities and wider community agencies and organisations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and to develop and encourage a culture that supports reporting and enhances respectful relationships.

As leaders of university residential communities, where yound people learn and develop in decision-making, leadership and broader life skills, we are fully committed to and engaged in front-line care and change, education and training, and policy and procedures development in dealing with unacceptable behaviour and responding to reports of abuse. It is challenging and at times a confronting task which requires every support and encouragement.

We look forward to the continuing work and privilege of enhancing the student experience through collegiate residential life.”

Mannix College supports Monash University’s efforts to ending sexual assault and harassment as a part of the Respect. Now. Always campaign.

Around the world, there has been a growing conversation about sexual assault and sexual harassment and what individuals and institutions can do to prevent it. This is a challenge in every country and society.

Australia’s universities, Monash University and Mannix College have a range of initiatives in place to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment and to support victims and survivors. These include education and consent training, safety programs, prevention and education initiatives and counselling and support services. These initiatives and services aim to expand students’ understanding about what constitutes unacceptable or criminal behaviour, to challenge attitudes and assumptions that give rise to those behaviours, and to ensure that support is available for those students who experience them.

No-one should ever be subjected to sexual assault or sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is never OK. Sexual assault is a crime. Australia’s universities and Mannix College are united in their determination to prevent and address it.

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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