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PhD candidate receives emergency grant

Mother and daughter sit at laptop.

When the COVID-19 pandemic burdened Natalie* and her young family with extreme and unexpected financial stress, a Student Emergency grant was a lifeline during their time of need.

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Quiet achiever leaves a noble legacy

Barbara and Bill Hughes

William ‘Bill’ Hughes was a country boy, raised in Quorn in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. Born into a big family, he was very thankful to be one of the youngest, as it meant he could quietly be in the background where he could spend time reading and fostering his love of learning. 

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New scholarship to support agriculture and animal care

Agricultural science students with sheep

The Trustees for the Commonwealth Hill Trust are laying the foundation for tomorrow’s agriculturalists and veterinarians, with an undergraduate scholarship for students who are passionate about agricultural science, animal behaviour, veterinary bioscience and veterinary technology.

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Joining forces to fight type 1 diabetes

ENDIA Study participant sitting on grass

Thanks to philanthropic funding from JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust, experts at the Robinson Research Institute have been collaborating with research institutions across the country to uncover environmental factors that contribute to type 1 diabetes.

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Possingham Family Legacy

Barbara and Maxwell Possingham

A new postgraduate top-up scholarship in environmental sustainability will honour Barbara and Max Possingham and promote vital research.

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Smoke tainted grape donation to revolutionise brandy

Simon Tolley Wines vineyard

Research into the use of smoke-tainted grapes in brandy production is an innovative project paving the way to sustainable, climate-resilient alcohol production.

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The gift of music

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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

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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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