2018 has been a momentous twelve months in the life of our College. Having rebranded earlier in the year, we have seen our residents achieve beyond their expectations in so many different ways. With 88% of our residents having worked at neighbouring St Margaret’s AGS in 2018, this has stood them in good stead for gaining future employment as their studies come to an end.
In fact our Senior Resident Assistant (SRA) for 2018, Tiegan Jackson, was successful in gaining her dream first job at the Royal Brisbane Hospital prior to graduating from ACU with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). Congratulations! Tiegan credits her time here at Durack College as being instrumental in helping her to achieve this dream, not only due to the study environment and her employment and leadership role here, but particularly due to the Student Success Program which has seen her mentored by a professional Occupational Therapist this year.
The Student Success Program continued with another one of our residents touring New York as part of her fashion degree, internships at various businesses for residents studying business and event management and work experiences for other residents studying education and health. Well done ladies on taking up these wonderful opportunities that will help you fully prepare for life after study in your chosen fields.
At the recent Academic Dinner, we also celebrated the dedication of our residents to their studies. Whilst we were entertained by two of our talented musicians in residence, the majority of our residents received awards for Academic Merit, Excellence, Distinction and Honours. It was certainly a pleasure to acknowledge the hard work and commitment all of our residents are giving to their studies. We also wished our Valedictorians Tiegan, Courtney, Abi and Abbey all the very best for their future careers as they graduate and leave us.
Finally, the end of 2018 has seen an exciting project come to fruition. Last week we released our new Virtual Tour of the College so that future residents from distances too great to easily visit, can gain an insight into the wonderful facilities we offer at Durack College. If you haven’t seen it yet, please click on Virtual Tour under the About heading on our webpage!