Life at Queen’s
Queen’s is known as the college that has the most supporters at intercollegiate events; as a college that provides a community where no-one eats dinner alone; and as a place where students take responsibility for themselves and others. This provides Queen’s College with its unique “vibe”.
The feeling at Queen’s College, our “vibe”, is of community, inclusion, support, and empowerment. Residents of Queen’s look out for one another. It is evidenced daily in the corridors, where Queeners wait for one another to go to lectures in groups. It is most clearly demonstrated at intercollegiate events, by the sea of green, gold, and brown (the College colours).
Where we come from:
At least 85% of the JCR (meaning the Junior Common Room, or the undergraduate student body) is composed of students from the University of Melbourne. Up to 15% of successful applicants come from RMIT (City) and Monash Pharmacy (this upholds our Founding Master’s view that the College should be open to more than just the University of Melbourne). From 20% to 25% of the undergraduate body is usually international, with the percentage increasing for postgraduates. Another 40% of our undergraduates are from interstate, with the remaining percentage coming from either rural Victoria, or metropolitan areas. We also welcome a small intake of exchange students each semester.