Resources for Primary & Secondary Schools
Western Region Enterprise Day (WRED)
Coordinated by the University of Adelaide, Western Region Enterprise Day (WRED) provides an opportunity for students to learn about the basics of running a business.
Northern Region Enterprise Day
Coordinated by the University of Adelaide, Northern Region Enterprise Day provides an opportunity for secondary school students to learn about the basics of creating and running a business.
Urrbrae House Schools Program
Coordinated by the University of Adelaide, the Urrbrae House Schools Program is a free and unique interactive history program that enables primary school students to learn about life in the 1890s in South Australia. The Schools Program is held at Urrbrae House on the Waite Campus which today is an accredited museum.
Australian Music Examination Board
The Australian Music Examinations Board offers a system of graded music and speech examinations, including supportive publications related to the syllabus and examinations.
Headstart Scholarship Program
The University of Adelaide's Headstart Scholarship Program gives students a taste of university study while they're still completing high school.
Launched in 2001, the Headstart Scholarship Program has been developed in consultation with schools to meet the needs of gifted and exceptionally motivated secondary school students who require a challenge beyond the Year 12 curriculum.
Successful Headstart applicants will be awarded a scholarship exempting them from tuition fees for up to 12 units (i.e. a half-year's workload) of first year university study.
Holiday Courses for Year 12 Students
Professional and Continuing Education offers holiday revision and study skills courses to Year 11 and 12 students in every school holiday period.
Visits to schools by our Prospective Student Advisers
We offer a range of Presentations in schools and on our own campuses by both University staff and current students on a wide variety of career, study and research areas.
Encourage students to consider tertiary education and to plan their SACE subjects accordingly. Providing information about careers, academic programs, scholarships, bonus point schemes, admission and entry requirements, fees and financial assistance, support service and campus life.
ICT Careers Week
- Supported by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE)
The National ICT Careers Week supported by EEE has been developed by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and is aimed at helping students, teachers and parents appreciate the potential an ICT career can offer.
Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) Secondary School Program
The Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) offers educational and cultural performances and workshop activities for R-12 students, in addition to their annual performances at Aboriginal Youth Cultural Week, National and Islander Day Observance Committee Week and the University Open Day.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) Schools Program
The Faculty of HUMSS offer fun and engaging experiences for school students and adults, either in the University or the school, such as tours, talks, workshops and activities in a broad range of subject areas.
Community Access Program
The Community Access Program is a great opportunity for anyone to enrol in degree program lectures from the diverse disciplines of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Discover what campus life is like, develop your interests further and tackle exciting new areas of knowledge.
Faculty of Sciences – “sciences@adelaide Information for Schools” program
The Sciences at Adelaide Information for Schools Program is available for year 10-12 students, involves Specialist Talks in the areas of physics, chemistry, biology, agriculture, wine and geology, and Campus Tours at North Terrace, Waite and Roseworthy.
Study & Career Guidance Talks also on offer, which discuss study options, course requirements, career opportunities, transition from school to university and life as a university science student.
For more information on events, links and study information please visit the page for Schools and Students
Siemens Science Experience
The Science Experience event is held in January each year and it provides an opportunity for high school students to visit and become familiar with the University, to meet staff and students and to participate in Science and Engineering based hands-on activities.
The Science Experience is run by the Faculty of Sciences in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and Health Sciences, and gives 100 year 10 high school students from across the state the opportunity to spend 3 days engaging in hands-on activities and events at the University of Adelaide. The program is split over two campuses; Day 1 & 2 will be located at the North Terrace Campus with Day 3 running at our Roseworthy Campus.
NOTE: Transport will be arranged for participants for Day 3 of the program and it will start and finish from the North Terrace Campus.
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Primary & Secondary Schools Programs
The Primary and Secondary Schools programs include school visits, speciality talks and demonstrations aimed at raising awareness of the fun and fascinating worlds of engineering, mathematics and computer science. This offer is extended to students from years 4-12 inclusive.
South Australia's Virtual Reality Centre
South Australia's Virtual Reality Centre is a state-of-the-art fully-immersive 3D visualisation facility. School students, years 4-12, are able to visit the South Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing's world-class centre located at the University of Adelaide.
Year 12 Library Borrowing Scheme
The University of Adelaide Library provides year 12 students with an opportunity to register for borrowing privileges. Registration is free for schools and students who qualify for the Fairway Scheme.