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Physics opens doors

Dr Peter Brooker pictured at the University of Cape Town 1972

Looking back, Dr Peter Brooker is grateful for the opportunities a University of Adelaide education in physics gave him. Now Peter is paying tribute to his education and encouraging Australia’s next generation of physicists through the Peter Brooker Prize in Physics.

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Classic Scholarship Success

Shona Edwards

Shona Edwards was on track to complete her undergraduate studies in 2018 when she was diagnosed with papillary meningioma – a tumour at the base of her spine. 

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Children's University Adelaide

Children's University, Graduation Day

Thanks to a recent partnership with Farina Restoration Group, three new remote schools joined the Children’s University Australasia and Africa (IO) program in term three 2022.

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The Hugh Martin Weir Prize remembers a veteran

Hugh Martin Weir

The Hugh Martin Weir Prize, established by Glen and Robina Weir in 2011, honours the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915–2004) and his fellow prisoners of war.

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Kulpi Minupa scholarships support medicine students to go rural

Kulpi Minupa Program participants with donor Jill Hoopmann

Medical student Tarran Dunn, along with six other peers, travelled 300 kilometres north of Adelaide to Port Augusta this winter for a pilot eight-week clinical placement program, Kulpi Minupa, working with local Aboriginal communities.

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Overcoming adversity to nurse the community to health

Student Emergency Fund recipient, Georgia

Last year, against all odds, Bachelor of Nursing student Georgia celebrated with her peers as they finished the final class of their degree. Only months earlier, Georgia was experiencing extreme financial hardship, questioning how she could keep her finances afloat while studying.

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Find love and make history

Barbara and Ken Klaebe on wedding day

The University of Adelaide is a place where history is made, the wonder of music is celebrated, passions are explored, and love is found. The late Barbara and Ken Klaebe, alumni of the University, discovered all this and so much more when they both pursued German studies as part of their Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1961.

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Help to "shoulder the burden"

Female scientist in rainbow laboratory coat

Being an international student can be exciting unless, like University of Adelaide PhD in Agriculture candidate Natalia Caliani, you are faced with a medical emergency and the extreme costs of accessing hospital care in a foreign country.

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Elder Hall’s grand piano part of grand plan

Nico and Diana proposal

Sydney born and raised singer-songwriter, Nico Wyatt-Smith, knew he wanted to propose to his partner Diana in an intimate and unique way that reflected his musical talents.
A romantic at heart, in the past he had written love songs for his now fiancé and played them at home on his piano on their anniversaries, but he felt popping the question called for something more special, something grander.

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Inspired by nature

Scholarship recipient student standing next to a horse holding the reins

Driven by a love of plants and animals, and with a particular affinity for birds, Catherine, a previous Augustus Short Scholarship recipient, tells us about her journey before and after receiving the scholarship.

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