Academic Life at Arana
Arana is a community of scholars producing the very best of academic outcomes.
The Arana learning support system is powerful and supports learning in a small group setting with excellent Tutors. Arana's expectation is that every resident will do their best to achieve high academic results.
Arana Resident Zebulun Laqeroko hard at work practicing his craft
Our academic facilities help drive our impressive results.
At Arana you'll find four tutorial rooms used for both organised sessions lead by experienced tutors and also as quiet study areas.
We have an impressive Galaxy room with wireless, tables, chairs, and leather couches. The Galaxy room is for both informal and formal learning sessions.
We also have Music rooms featuring a drum kit as well as a piano.
Each year the College arranges in-house tutorials in a range of stage one subjects, including the prescribed first year health science papers, the first year law paper and stage one commerce papers.
These sessions are a time for students to gain more understanding of course material. It is also a chance for discussion to gain a better understanding. We strongly encourage you to attend these sessions.
Arana College links closely with the Student Learning Centre. An ideal place to go as soon as you arrive and become familiar with all the academic support they offer.
It’s a simple fact that those residents who embrace the Arana tutorial system have improved outcomes in academic performance.
This is reflected from the improvement of grades achieved by residents each year from 2001 to 2011. For all the papers sat by residents in semester one 2011, 44% (compared with 17% in 2002) grades are A- (80%) and above. 58% (compared with 32% in 2002) grades were B+ (75%) and above and 71% (compared with 50% in 2002) grades were B (70%) and above. We are not complacent with our outstanding results and we will always find room for improvement.
Release of Grades
As a condition of residence Arana requires Residents to authorise the University to supply the Warden with academic grades for the time they are in Residence.
This enables the College to more adequately assist residents with their academic program and tutorial service.
Residents who are challenged by their course
Student performance is closely monitored by staff in consultation with the university to ensure no one is left behind when it comes to academic achievement.
We have mechanisms in place to help those students who may be feeling challenged with a particular course to ensure their best chance of achieving that paper.