Meet our Students

Student Club Culture

As a College founded on feminist values, Janet Clarke Hall provides an environment not only where students can flourish academically, but also prosper personally. Our strong College culture is underpinned by respect and openness. As a student body, we are dedicated to facilitating these conversations and fostering a caring environment within our College.

From the moment students enter the door, they should feel safe and cared for in a family-like environment. The Student Club plays an important role in this, and we are committed to working closely with staff to ensure that this is so for all students. With a small student body of around a hundred students, we have a uniquely tight-knit group in which every student is valued. Through orientation, the focus is on developing friendships and trust. There is a focus on respectful relationships and our duty to others. This is our highest priority for the Student Club.

Ms Hilly Pammer-Green, Senior Student and President;

Ms Mackenzie-Jane Stephan, Vice-President

Janet Clarke Hall Student Club


Who Applies to JCH?

Year 12 Students

Many of our students join us the year after they graduate from high school, or after a gap year. They come from all walks of life and all parts of the globe. They typically find that moving into JCH is a great way to foster their growing sense of independence within a great support structure and caring community. Janet Clarke Hall also accepts applications from students who may be under 18 when they enter university. 

Current Undergraduate Students

Already studying? For some of you, your current living situation may not reflect the on campus university experience you wish to have, or expected to have. We welcome current University students with open arms, with quite a few of our current students having moved into JCH in the 2nd or 3rd year of their degrees. We find that this type of student adds to the richness of our community, bringing maturity with their age and an eagerness to actively participate in, and contribute to, the unique opportunities of collegiate life. 

It sounds cheesy...but JCH is safe, supportive and a heck of a good time

Eve, 1st Year Science

JCH is a place of acceptance, diversity, warmth and vibrance. It's like Hogwarts, only without Voldemort, and with a vending machine. Win win!

Keely, 2nd Year Music

Graduate Students

JCH can be described as an undergraduate college that accepts graduate students. While there are some extra perks for graduate students, for the most part you will live, dine and study like any other student, forming close-knit friendships with your peers and mentor/mentee relationships with residential tutors and staff. Some of the key differences of being a graduate student at JCH include:

  • Senior Common Room (SCR) membership. The SCR is a place to make coffee and read the paper during the day and drink wine by the fire of an evening, enjoying rich discussion with your peers and special guests. 
  • Larger student rooms, including fireplace, when available.
  • Additional weeks in residence included in your annual fee
  • Some opportunities for paid employment via our academic tutoring program, along with formal and informal opportunities to be a mentor to younger students.
The students here are wonderful and talented, a diverse and intelligent group that's always doing something. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.

Zach, 3rd Year Arts

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