the light of new knowledge
The search for new knowledge is a quest in which we can all participate.
Since 1874 the University has been true to the motto inscribed on our coat of arms, ‘Sub Cruce Lumen’. Roughly translated Sub Cruce Lumen means ‘the Light [of learning] under the [Southern] Cross’.
Seek Light is an extension of this motto. It is true to what we are about as a university. For over 140 years our commitment to discovery and preparing tomorrow’s leaders has united us in everything that we do.
The University of Adelaide is committed to delivering: a student body of democratic breadth, a staff of international distinction, a spirit of freedom to investigate new fields, a sense of importance to the community, and a goal to prepare educated leaders.
This is a place where higher learning is open to all. Where ideas are shared on a global stage. Where experience and enthusiasm work together side-by-side in the discovery of new knowledge.
Whether through study, research, work or as a volunteer, we invite you to join us.
Seek Light Extras
Seek Light Music
The music for the Seek Light campaign was created on our own campus, with the involvement of many talented students and staff. The piece was written and composed by Chris Larkin, a University of Adelaide student in the Master of Music (Composition). To record the music Chris worked together with the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM.
The piece features the University of Adelaide choir and Elder Conservatorium strings, including cellists and violinists.
We invite you to download the Seek Light music track as an MP3 file, completely free of charge.