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Supporting students during COVID-19
Within weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia, and the subsequent restrictions immediately affecting study and employment, the University received countless emails from students who did not know how they were going to continue to study and afford basic living and housing expenses.
World-first COVID-19 research to drive treatment and vaccine
Thanks to a generous donation from Mr Ian Wall AM (BE 1955) and Mrs Pamela Wall OAM, the University of Adelaide is playing a major role in the investigation into COVID-19 immunity and an international vaccine study.
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Research gives new insight into Alzheimer’s disease
Research into Alzheimer’s disease, one of the leading causes of disability and death in Australians aged 65 years or older, has achieved an important breakthrough thanks to University of Adelaide researchers – and long-term donors, the Carthew Foundation.
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Sisters united in honouring their father’s legacy
Donald Alexander AM (B E (Civil) 1951), who died in 2015, was a leader in water engineering in South Australia for four decades. He led the Engineering and Water Supply Department; served as the Murray Darling Basin Commissioner; worked as Director of the Lands Department; and Chaired the State Capital Works Committee. Don had a strong belief that education had the power to solve society’s problems.
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Thanks to the Don Alexander Scholarship, Alice Miller has been able to focus on her studies and dedicate more time to her passion – encouraging young women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Nurturing local talent
Alumnus, practicing Occupational Therapist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Mark Thompson (Master Public Health 2013, PhD 2020), wants South Australia to be a place that nurtures talent.
Parkinson research improving quality of life for thousands
In a relationship which has spanned nearly six decades, funding from the NeuroSurgical Research Foundation (NRF) has been instrumental to the University delivering significant research findings and improving health outcomes and quality of life for thousands of people.
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Student wellbeing at the forefront of the Law Students Society
Each year the cost of required textbooks can be prohibitive for students experiencing financial hardship.
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Inaugural Alastair McEwin scholarship recipient
In 1994, Alastair McEwin AM graduated from the University of Adelaide, deeply grateful for the support he’d received through the Sir Charles Bright Scholarship. Now, having risen to the position of Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, he’s giving others with a disability the same opportunity to ‘fly’.
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Tears of joy for scholarship news
In 2010, Dr Kathryn Grocke received a scholarship to study a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Kathryn is testament to the life-changing impact the scholarship has on students in need, many of whom are now contributing to our community as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, veterinarians, medical researchers and more.