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Pastoral Care

Life at St Hilda’s is all about your wellbeing. The whole, unique you. There is no one size that fits all. We have a whole web of people who care. Our passionate team of people support all our residents academically and personally. On top of their own lived experience and enthusiasm, we are trained in first aid, mental health first aid, emergency management and response, ethical bystander and first responder skills.

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Pastoral Care

Every student has a block tutor, a peer mentor, a career mentor, and a residential advisor.  It is difficult to feel disconnected at St Hilda's, as we ensure we welcome everyone as a vital part of our community.  As a community we connect and look out for each other. There are so many opportunities to connect and be involved.  Loud, quiet, sporty, artsy, international, domestic, rural or city-based, you will feel that St Hilda's is a place for you.


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Integrated Wellbeing

At St Hilda’s we believe that being well is more than just excelling academically and having friends. We have developed a platform of events, activities and guidance on what we believe are the pillars of wellbeing. These events form our wheel of wellbeing and are part of everyday life at college. This allows our students to build their knowledge in all areas of life or continue to develop their passions that they bring with them to college. Volunteering, mental health first aid, creating an inclusive college, and caring for our environment are just some of the things we have in place to ensure the health of our college.


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People who care

Looking out for each other is what we do at St Hilda’s. We range from a Residential Advisor (RA) team of 10 trained senior students to professional wellbeing staff prepared to assist with more complex issues. Pastoral care is also built into our academic offering.  First Year mentor groups are led by the Residential Tutors every Wednesday evening for the first six weeks in order to form an ongoing safe space. We have an academic and well being coordinator on staff, and a dedicated staff group who love to nurture young people.  You will find a college full of people who care about you and your development.


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24/7 Support

People are here for you. A duty tutor is always on call at night. Your resident tutor plays an academic and pastoral role for you. Don’t be shy about approaching them for a chat. Student Club leaders and pastoral support workers  can provide valuable peer support, too. We also have Pearl, the Hilda's Labrador, for those who need a pet fix.

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St Hilda's College
19-25 College Crescent Parkville VIC 3052 Australia.

St Hilda's College is a living community and residential college on campus at the University of Melbourne.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land upon which our college is situated.  We pay our respect to all the Elders of Indigenous students who call St Hilda’s home.  We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community, the University of Melbourne, and the wider world.

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