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.
Responding to the needs of our students, the University, in partnership with the Adelaide University Union, established a Student Support Package which included academic, wellbeing and emergency hardship grants.
Thanks to the combined efforts of our staff, alumni, the Adelaide University Union and wider community, more than 4,400 University of Adelaide students received urgent assistance through emergency hardship grants, IT, accommodation and food.
Gifts made by our generous community, totalling almost $1.2M, to the COVID-19 Student Support Appeal directly impacted the lives of students when they needed it most.
"During COVID-19 my Mum was made redundant due to the closure of newspapers in small towns. The grant I received helped to pay my rent during a really stressful time. Thank you to all the donors of the Student Support Package." Eve Kelly, first year student.
Each year, with our loyal donors’ support, the University of Adelaide can continue to invest in our students, researchers and programs.
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