College was the perfect transition from school where you have so much support to Uni where suddenly you’re on your own. Being at St Mark's for the past 3 years has given me so much. Not only has St. Mark’s supported me academically, I’ve also learnt how to play Rugby 7’s, danced for St. Mark’s in the annual Inter-college Cultural Festival and perfected the art of making a 4 person costume with 1 cardboard box and a bit of paint!
I really have had the best time at St Mark’s and I know you will too!
Isabelle Moorhead, 3rdYear Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Isabelle Moorhead 3rd Year Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Meet Louis Kerhousse
My name is Louis. I come from France and have just spent a semester at James Cook University. I lived here at St Marks College during my stay.
I highly recommend international students join St Marks College if they are coming from overseas for a semester or two. I came to the University and the College without knowing anyone. I received a very warm welcome from the other residents and staff. It helped me to feel at home very quickly. I enjoyed experiencing the wonderful college spirit that defines St Mark’s College.
One advantage of staying at St Marks College is its size. It is a small college, so everyone knows each other and you feel like a member of a big family. I had a lovely time through social, sporting and cultural events. The college is really involved in these activities and they define the rhythm of College life.
From Canberra, ACT
The support and friendliness of the students and staff at St Mark’s College has made my move from Canberra to James Cook University and Townsville so much easier. It has been a place for me to live and thrive, and I have made many life-long friends who have become my extended family.
The College environment has enabled me to find the right study and life balance, with academic support and excellent sporting and social opportunities. As well, St Mark’s has allowed me to progress into leadership positions where I can help toensurethat future students have the same wonderful experience that I have had. The College experience is something you will cherish for the rest of your life.”
Danielle Senior Residential Assistant, 4th year Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management and Ecology and Conservation).
Danielle Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management and Ecology and Conservation)
From Gold Coast, QLD
Before I came to college in 2014, I really didn't know what to expect. From my very first day I was welcomed as a St Marksman and by the end of the 1st week, St Marks felt like my home. Being the smallest college on campus has its benefits. You get to know everyone at the college, we all look out for each other and someone’s always had my back. There always seems to be a social or sporting event to join in on, however there’s always somewhere to escape to when you need to work. I will always value my time at St Mark’s and know that I have made some pretty awesome lifelong friends.
All of the college staff are friendly and have been really supportive as well. Throughout my studies there have been a couple of times when I’ve been overwhelmed by the workload and have been so grateful for the support from Paula (Principal) and Elaine (Director of Academia). The academic support has been awesome; Elaine has even managed to improve my time management. The cleaning and catering team are always there and they genuinely care about the students. I would not hesitate to recommend St Mark’s College and encourage any prospective student to come and check us out. Cheers, Nick
Nick Braithwaite, Assistant Principal, Bachelor Electrical Engineering & Bachelor IT
Nick Braithwaite Bachelor Electrical Engineering & Bachelor IT
Conveniently located immediately opposite
JCU’s Central Hub, Library and Bus Stop!
James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 4811