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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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Sisters united in honouring their father’s legacy

Alexander sisters

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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Alice's story

Alice Miller

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). 

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Nurturing local talent

Dr Mark Miller

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. 

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Parkinson research improving quality of life for thousands

Associate Professor Lyndsey Collins-Praino

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

Adelaide University Law Students Society

Each year the cost of required textbooks can be prohibitive for students experiencing financial hardship. 

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Funding critical library resources

Young male student is smiling at the camera, wearing glasses and a denim jacket.

This year’s Barr Smith appeal raised enough funds to secure access to two new and invaluable collections – the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall and Migration to New Worlds. These collections will benefit students, like Master of Music student Andrew Groch, and researchers across numerous disciplines.

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Supporting high-performing students in need

Photo of Catherine Sloper, Augustus Short Appeal 2019 recipient

Augustus Short Scholarships support high-performing students who come from rural or remote areas, face financial hardship or another disadvantage. Thanks to the generosity of more than 330 donors, enough money has been raised in 2019 to offer an additional scholarship in perpetuity.

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