Academic Programs

Subject Tutorials

St Andrew’s College runs a comprehensive tutorial program. Each year, the College selects a team of Academic Area Tutors (AATs) and casual tutors to conduct tutorials in most university subjects studied by our students. These tutors include senior undergraduate students, postgraduate students, College Fellows, and academics of the University of Sydney.

The tutorials are designed to extend students beyond their university course content, and focus on both practical exercises (eg moots and debates) and ‘reading against the grain’.


Each year, the College hosts many lectures, including the Annual Lecture and Drews Ideas (an event series run through the College’s online events platform, the Drews Forum). Leading Australians who have participated in these events include:

  • Her Excellency Professor Dame Marie Bashir
  • The Honourable Michael Kirby
  • David Morrison
  • Kate McClymont
  • Professor Rufus Black

Academic Mentoring

All students have access to academic mentoring. Students may request to work with an Academic Area Tutor or an Academic Buddy (experienced senior student). The Academic Mentoring Program is designed to help students meet their academic goals. Residents of St Andrew’s College are required to achieve an average annual mark of 65 (credit). Students who do not meet this requirement must apply to the Academic Sub-Committee and justify why they should remain in College.

University Advice and Counselling

In addition to Academic Mentoring, College students can seek expert advice on academic matters from the College’s Senior Tutor and Dean of Studies. Matters on which advice can be sought include: academic appeals, discontinuing units of study, changing courses, academic honesty, and so on.

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

Language Courses

All St Andrew’s College students are invited to enrol in the College’s language courses. We are currently offering courses in:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Academic Skills Workshops

College students have the opportunity to participate in Academic Skills Workshops. These workshops are designed to cultivate skills that are applicable to multiple subject areas (such as logic, research skills, referencing, writing essays, and so on).