Resources for JCS Students

Students of Jesuit College of Spirituality have access to a wide range of resources through the College and the University of Divinity.
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Library Hub

The Library Hub is the University of Divinity's innovative tool for resourcing theological education at the Colleges. An extensive online platform, featuring a powerful google-like search engine, the Library Hub connects students instantly connects students to a large and diverse range of academic library resources.

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Dalton McCaughey Library

The Dalton McCaughey Library is Jesuit College of Spirituality's home library. JCS students have priority access there; and the library is attuned to our students needs in its collecting and services. The DMC Library is located in Parkville adjacent to the Centre for Theology and Ministry.

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ARK Online

ARK is the name of the University's Learning Management System. ARK provides resources for both online and face-to-face students. Access requires a username and password. Please contact the JCS Registrar if you are not sure of your login details.

ADDITIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

The following resources may be useful to prospective and existing students.
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International Students

The University of Divinity welcomes overseas students and provides overseas students with a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. The University complies with Australia's law to promote quality education and consumer protection of overseas students. Pastoral and academic support is offered to all students.

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JCS Handbook

Click to view and download the 2017 JCS Student Handbook.

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Style Guidelines and links for Students

Click here for access to documents detailing the JCS style sheet for essays, assignments, papers, thesis and dissertations.

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Tuition Costs

The University of Divinity Council sets tuition costs and fees for other services annually. Click here to access the approved schedule of University of Divinity fees.

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Appeals and Grievances

The University is committed to a fair and just environment for all its members. It has separate processes for managing grievances and appeals. Click here for more information on Appeals and Grievances as well as a Statement of Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct of Members of the University.

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FEE Help

Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa may defer the payment of fees through the FEE-HELP loan scheme. Tuition fees are paid by the government, and debited to a loan account. Students are not required to begin repaying the accumulated loan debt until their taxable income rises above the compulsory repayment threshold. Click for more information.

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Research Scholarships and Grants

The University of Divinity offers research grants on a competitive basis to all HDR students, and government-funded research scholarships on a competitive basis to eligible students.

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Pacfica: Australian Theological Studies

Pacifica is a peer-reviewed journal of Christian theology and its associated disciplines whose contributors include established and emerging scholars from within Australia and around the world. Published three times per year, Pacifica serves the needs of scholars, students and pastors by fostering critical theological engagement with the contemporary challenges facing the Christian Churches.

Graduations at the University of Divinity

The ceremony of conferring degrees and awarding diplomas and certificates is a time-honoured ritual performed at academic institutions throughout the world. It is the moment when awards are formally made, and as such is a celebration of the academic achievements of the graduands. Graduation ceremonies at the University of Divinity honour the University’s academic excellence, collegiate structure and Christian traditions. At the ceremony, each attending graduand’s name and award is read out and the graduand is presented with their academic documents by the Chancellor or a deputy. Ceremonies are normally held each year in Melbourne (March) and Adelaide (December), as authorised by the University’s Council. Both ceremonies are open to all students of the University.

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