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Georgia’s Story: putting the heart in Cardiovascular Nursing

A six-week clinical placement was all that stood between Georgia and achieving her dream of graduating from the University of Adelaide Nursing School. Excited at the prospect of gaining hands-on experience, Georgia’s enthusiasm was quelled by financial hardship. A full-time placement brought with it the challenge of balancing paid employment and student nursing, a hard task exacerbated by poor health, which led to Georgia needing a month off work at this critical time.

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Civil Engineer in training

Thanks to the Augustus Short Scholarship, Declan has been able to juggle study, professional placements and relocating from rural Victoria, all while putting his time and energy towards excelling in his Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering degree.

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Prize creates lasting legacy

An inaugural recipient of the Alicia Rose Doherty Memorial Fund Prize, Dr Burford-Rice has completed her Master of Clinical Psychology/PhD and is giving back in remote and regional areas of South Australia.  

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Philanthropic Support for Online Learning


In a year when online learning has become commonplace, the University’s Health and Medical students have received an additional learning resource – thanks to the generosity of alumna and donor Peggy Barker.

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SA vet motivated to help

Dr Christopher Smith

In 2013, Dr Christopher Smith embarked on his veterinary journey, studying a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) at the University’s Roseworthy Campus. He completed an internship at a specialist hospital in Perth in 2019, and today works as a vet in regional South Australia.

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Brittany's story: Inner strength leads to dreams pursued

Student Emergency Fund

Brittany's family background was a driving force behind why she wanted to study Psychology. With a deep understanding and empathy for people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, she now wants to help as many people as she can through being a clinical psychologist.

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Jake's story: A journey from homelessness to studying medicine

Student Emergency Fund

When Jake* was 17, he found himself homeless because of domestic violence. He struggled through his first year of university, concentrating on how to survive, not how to learn. 

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Supporting students during COVID-19

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.

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World-first COVID-19 research to drive treatment and vaccine

COVID-19 Research

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

Associate Professor Michael Lardelli and PhD candidate Karissa Barthelson

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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