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The gift of music

Student holding saxophone

Dr Pem Gerner OAM, architect, musician, teacher and author, recently gifted his collection of saxophones to the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

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Supporting students, one sausage at a time

Sausage in bread

The humble sausage in bread is an Australian icon. On May 7th, the University of Adelaide joined together with Tasting Australia to bring to life the 'Festival of Sausage in Bread'.

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Saving lives on a daily basis

Doctor with patient lying on hospital bed

Dr Christina Theodore (MBBS) is a frontline healthcare worker, University of Adelaide graduate and former recipient of a life-changing gift, the Augustus Short Scholarship.

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Civil engineer in training

Research materials on a table, students conversing in the background.

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

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

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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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