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Pastoral Care

You matter. Student wellbeing shines a light on everything the College does to meet your personal, academic and social needs.

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Integrated wellbeing

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.


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Open Doors

An open door policy is in place so you can drop in to chat about any issues of concern with the Principal or Dean of Students. You’ll get support for referrals to external services. Privacy and confidentiality are respected.  Because we are a medium-sized college of 220 students, it is very hard to get lost in this very caring and close-knit environment.


professional support

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 professional people who care about you and your development.

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24/7 Care

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.

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 Wurrundjeri 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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