Academic Programs

St Andrew’s College provides a comprehensive suite of academic programs, designed to help students get the most out of their university studies. Our academic programs support students whilst engaging them with their discipline-specific peers and provide academic opportunities to gain new skills, language capabilities, and preparation for post-graduate study and future employment. Residents of St Andrew’s College are required to maintain an average annual mark of 65% (credit) and, if they fall short of this requirement, are provided with additional, targeted support, mentorship, and academic skills development, so that all students are encouraged to fulfil their potential.

Subject Tutorial Program

St Andrew’s College runs a comprehensive tutorial program. Tutorials are provided for most university subjects and are led by our Academic Heads and subject tutors, most of whom are postgraduate students or academics from the University of Sydney.

Tutorials are designed to consolidate learning, provide opportunities for discussion and interaction, and to extend students beyond the course content. Students benefit from engaging in practical activities, exercises, and critical discussion in a small group setting.

Tutorial Program

Academic Skills Workshops

College students have the opportunity to participate in Academic Skills Workshops, led by our Academic Heads. These workshops are designed to cultivate skills that are applicable to multiple subject areas (such as AI tools for education, research skills, referencing, writing essays, time-management, and more).

Academic Mentoring

All students have access to our Academic Mentoring program. This program allows students to meet with an Academic Head and receive feedback, advice, and guidance about a range of areas including academic support, course progress, study skills, and general advice. Mentoring is part of our comprehensive suite of educational offerings and students are encouraged to take part in the program and extend their academic skills and experience with the mentorship of an experienced academic.

St Andrew’s men working together at Androvation, the College’s annual hackathon.

Language Courses

St Andrew’s College students are invited to enrol in our language courses, whether to support tertiary study or for personal and professional growth. The College offers a range of languages including:

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Cantonese Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean