TKC Leadership Opportunities

Our Colleges provide many opportunities for residents to develop their leadership potential and skills. Whether or not you have already had experience as a leader in your school or local community, there is a great deal of scope for all residents to play a significant part in a range of committees, activities and programs.

Elections are held each year for House Committees in each College, with positions such as President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sports Director, Social Director, Cultural Director, etc. Each College elects/appoints leaders for Orientation Week at the start of the Session 1 and for Orientation Weekend in Session 2. Sporting teams, debating, and other cultural and social activities, such as the annual Ball for each College, all require resident organisation and leadership.

Significant leadership can also be exercised in the support and encouragement of other residents such as Academic Tutor, which are paid position available to senior residents. Indeed, you can be a valuable leader in College without necessarily holding a particular position, but just being a positive influence among your fellow residents. Perhaps you might be involved in organising some kind of community service program.

The Colleges also provide opportunities, in small as well as large groups, to meet and dine with leaders in the University and wider community. In the past these have included, for example, the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, a High Court Judge, the Chairman of the ABC, the President of the NSW Legislative Council, an Australian Ambassador, and a former Australian Wallabies Captain.

'The Kensington Colleges Award' is presented each year to a resident of the Colleges who best demonstrates the qualities of academic excellence, College participation, and service to the community.

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