The Faculty of the Professions offers a broad range of services and support for students to make your time at university a successful, enjoyable and rewarding experience.
- Personal Support
We understand that for many students, study is only one part of their life; there’s also work, family commitments, and and your social life.
Sometimes, things can be a bit overwhelming or you may just need a little extra help when you arrive. We offer a range of services to help you find a comfortable balance and look after your physical and mental wellbeing.
Counselling SupportCounselling Support is free and confidential, and is available to all enrolled students seeking to address issues that may be affecting their wellbeing.
Safe Steps Safe Steps is a University initiative to improve awareness of the potential dangers of walking alone when leaving campus, as well as strategies for a safer campus experience.
Student Care Student Care staff offer independent information, advocacy and referral across a range of academic and administrative issues to all students enrolled at the University of Adelaide. Learn more
University Health Practice Adelaide Unicare has a fully operational medical clinic at the North Terrace Campus that provides health services to students and staff of the University.
Uni Thrive UniThrive explores how you can thrive as a student. It explores ideas which can help with improving resilience, wellbeing, overcoming problems, having fun and boosting performance.
Wirltu YarluWirltu Yarlu provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students during their time at the University of Adelaide.
- Academic Support
Academic support comes in many different forms, such as drop-in centres, workshops and online resources. The range of academic support on offer caters for the diverse needs of individuals, and exists to help you achieve your best, whether that is improving your grade or making sure that you pass the course, we encourage all students to access the support that is available.
Economics Drop-In CentreThe new Economics Drop-In Centre is for any student, undergraduate or postgraduate, who needs assistance with Level I or II ECON courses. The service is staffed by honours and postgraduate students with a good understanding of economics courses and concepts and the challenges faced by students.
Commencing Week 2 (week of 31 July, 2017), the Economics Drop-In is available between 11am and 1pm Monday through to Friday during semester teaching weeks. The Drop-In Centre is located in Room 1.06, Level 1 Nexus 10 right next to the Professions Support Hub.
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) PASS is an internationally accredited program designed to enable students to understand the key concepts of the study course and achieve their best results.
PASS is available in selected Level I & II courses. For session dates and times please visit the PASS website.
Wirltu Yarlu Tutorial ProgramPreviously known as ITAS, is a tailored tutorial program that provides opportunities for mentoring and extra tuition at no cost for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at the University of Adelaide.
Library Resources The Barr Smith Library offers resource guides to link to information sources most relevant to your specific study and research interests.
Research and branch librarians assist you with:
- Finding information on a topic
- Understanding and developing advanced search techniques
- Tracking down hard-to-find resources
- Using the library and its resources more effectively
Maths Learning Centre The Maths Learning Centre (MLC) helps you succeed in learning and using mathematics and mathematical skills in order to succeed at university. The MLC offers a drop in service as well as online resources and seminars and a bridging course called MathsTrack, which covers roughly the content in the SACE Stage 2 subject 'Mathematical Studies'.
Online and Self-Help Resources at UniThrive
The following self-help resources provide information and tips that will assist you in your study and can all be accessed via UniThrive:
- Effortless Exams - Managing Exam Stress
- Getting back on the study track
- Managing Stress and being a successful student
- Study tips
- Managing procrastination
- Time Management
Writing Centre The Writing Centre offers a drop in centre and workshops for practical advice and strategies to master reading, writing, note-taking, and referencing techniques for success at university.
The writing centre also offer online guides and resources including:
- Learning Guides
- Referencing Guides
- Academic Learning Resources
- Information about Plagiarism
- Life Outside the Classroom
Study is a pretty major part of your life at the moment, but what about all the other things you need to consider? Where you live, your part-time work and getting a chance to connect with other students all contribute to your experience. Check out some of the services on offer for you.
Accommodation Students can enjoy the benefits of access to quality accommodation options across the city, at various price points, when they seek assistance from the Accommodation Service.
Adelaide University Union (AUU) The Union has the aim of making student life fun and accessible and to give students a voice at the University. Services include academic advocacy, welfare and grants, events on campus, student radio, On Dit, and so much more.
AUU employment The Union Employment Service is a professional employment agency offering free advice and information to University of Adelaide students who are looking for casual or part time work while studying.
Clubs & Societies Joining a club is the best way to meet new people who share your interests and to make friends on campus. There are more than 100 clubs of all kinds – social, political, faculty-based, activity-based.
- Support for International Students
The Faculty offer a wide range of support services to international students from over 25 countries around the world. Whilst the services listed above are open to you, recommend you also check out the support services listed below.
International Student Support The team at International Student Support provides individual one-on-one support to international students. We also recommend visiting viewing their services to help you find information on how to make a smooth transition through academic life.
English Language SupportThe University of Adelaide offers a range of English language support programs to assist students. In addition the Writing Centre also offers support programs for all students of the University.
Drop-In SessionsDrop In Sessions run throughout the week and allow you to chat with one of our experienced Program Advisors in a relaxed environment about any issues relating to your program of study.
Talking with Aussies Many international students would like to keep improving their English in order to feel more confident communicating with Aussies. This program helps you do that. It links individual students with volunteers from the local community.