Growth in mind and heart and soul is the aim of Newman College. The aspirations of the Roman Catholic tradition are reflected and fostered in a wonderful building designed by Walter Burley Griffin. Modern facilities, tutorials and scholarships encourage excellence in studies, while art, community service, drama, music, prayer and sport all express the variety of gifts to be found in College life.
Students in residence
Scholarships and bursaries awarded
Tutorials delivered each week
Speak to any Newman College student present or past and they will mention the lasting friendships that are made in this community. These are part of what is at the heart of this community. They are forged in common endeavours in the Dining Room, Chapel, sports arenas, concerts, soirees, productions, tutorials, cafes, pubs, performances, pilgrimages and much more.
Complementing this and linking with the community of the spirit, are student’s engagements in community service within and without the College community.
The tutorial programme and the academic mentoring (formal and informal) work to to clarify and extend students' understanding of their university courses.
Wider intellectual development is fostered through our extensive outreach programme, Scholar’s Presentations, guest speakers at functions and the often ad hoc intellectual excursions that can happen during meals and in conversations in the community.
Our environment – the buildings, the art works and the people – surround us with examples of great imagination. Opportunities abound in art, music, plays, poetry, prose and science to let one’s imagination loose to roam and explore.
Newman College espouses the humane, religious and cultural values of the Roman Catholic Church, but students of other faiths are particularly welcomed and encouraged. All students of the College enjoy the opportunity to maintain an active spiritual life.
Thoughtful homilies, the host of opportunities to partake in the Eucharist, the music of the Choir, a small band of students gathered regularly in the Lady Chapel in prayer, pilgrimages and many acts of random kindness, all are signs of a community engaged spiritual development.