Community & Activities
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that students who live at residential colleges have better engagement across academic and extracurricular activities. This rings true at Mannix where students are encouraged to make the most of their time at College. Living in close proximity to fellow students and staff makes it easier to get involved in the College’s vibrant social and events program. It also enables them to connect with the wider community through charitable and volunteering opportunities.
Communal dining at Mannix gives students the chance to take a break from the rigours of study and connect with each other in a relaxed setting. The traditional college-style communal dining room, the Dining Hall, is the beating heart of Mannix where students dine together every day. The long-standing tradition of Formal Dinner, held every second Wednesday, is a table-service three course dinner where students and staff wear academic gowns.
Volunteer work and community service give Mannix students a chance to look outwards and support the needs of disadvantaged groups or charities. Volunteering also has many lifelong benefits and teaches effective communication and interpersonal skills, leadership and advocacy skills and teamwork.
The Mannix calendar is jam packed with major events and well-planned activities which makes for a stimulating, happy and memorable experience for students. You can choose to engage in our coordinated, diverse calendar of activities throughout the year which includes sports events, competitions, plays, dinners, art exhibitions, social gatherings, fundraiser events and opportunities to connect with guest speakers.
College offers many opportunities to socialise and meet new people which is ideal for students who may be living away from home for the first time. Formal social events include the annual Ball while informal gatherings may include movie or quiz nights, or a casual game of pool in the Junior Common Room. Of course, how much or little you choose to engage is up to you.
We are proud to be the chosen college for a number of Aboriginal students who are studying at Monash University. We have scholarships available to support Indigenous students, and host events and activities to recognise National Reconciliation Week and celebrate NAIDOC Week. Learn more.
We are based in Melbourne, Victoria but our students are from all around Australia and the world. Each year, we have a group of international students who are keenly involved in College life. Learn more.