Principal Renouf says farewell to Burgmann after 13 years

To the wonderful Burgmann community,

This year will be my last year as Principal at Burgmann; my last official day in the office will likely be 31 January 2024.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for a rewarding and transformative professional and personal 13 years at Burgmann College, with eight as Principal. The Burgmann community has shaped my life profoundly: during the time I have been here, I have met my husband, married and had two beautiful children. 

It has been an honour to work with the incredible staff and volunteers at Burgmann; their dedication and commitment to our transformative residential experience is unparalleled.  It has also been a joy to have met so many alumni of Burgmann College. I have been struck by the fondness with which they remember the College, and how they speak of the role this community played in their lives during an important time in their lives.

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Help us build Bright Burgmann Futures

At our recent Family Weekend Ball at the National Museum of Australia, Burgmann alumna Sai Campbell officially launched our 2023 Bursary Appeal.

Sai was only able to take up her offer of a place to study at ANU with the support of a Burgmann Bursary in 2019. Recently announced as a 2023 Rhodes Scholar, Sai completed her Bachelor of Philosophy (Science) with Honours at the ANU in 2022 and was awarded the Tillyard Prize (ANU) and the Burgmann College Medal.

Sai is a true inspiration and shares her story to encourage our community to support future residents through giving to the Burgmann Bursary Fund.

At Burgmann, we believe that students from all backgrounds should have equal access to education and opportunity. This is a value that Burgmann College holds dear and has been a part of our foundation since we were established in 1971.

With the rising cost of living, there has never been a harder time in Burgmann’s history for diverse and low-SES students to access higher education. Moving for university is unattainable for many low-SES students, particularly those from regional backgrounds, due to the associated and ongoing costs.

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