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National Student Volunteer Week

National Student Volunteer Week 2019

Every year more than 1200 student volunteers contribute 28,000 hours of their time and skills for the University community. This year during National Student Volunteer Week we celebrated and thanked them for their efforts with a special afternoon tea with The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor. 

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Poor housing leaves its mark on our mental health for years to come


Researchers at the University's Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research are part of a team researching how housing disadvantage is increasing mental health burden. A recent systematic review of the evidence showed housing disadvantage is harmful for mental health and its effects remain well after housing situations are improved. 

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Indigenous students engineer careers

Indigenous students engineer careers

Twenty nine young Indigenous students from across Australia immersed themselves in the world of renewable energy, race car engineering and structural engineering in early-July as part of a partnership between Santos and the University of Adelaide.

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Julia Gillard awarded honorary doctorate

Julia Gillard receiving honorary doctorate from Chancellor Kevin Scarce

The University of Adelaide recognised the outstanding contributions to society of four eminent Australians during the University’s April and May graduation ceremonies.

Former Prime Minister the Hon. Julia Gillard AC; South Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Caroline McMillen; Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Queensland Professor Peter Høj AC; and renowned ecologist Professor Hugh Possingham, were awarded honorary doctorates. 

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How do we meet our climate change targets?

climate change

In April the University of Adelaide held an event that explored options for Australia to meet its climate change targets.

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Elder Conservatorium opened to country kids

kids at the elder conservatorium

In May, SA Education Minister John Gardner announced the Government's support for the University of Adelaide's Open Music Academy. 

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Strategic Plan: Future Making

The University of Adelaide's Strategic Plan

In March 2019, the University of Adelaide released its new Strategic Plan, containing Five Pillars to Excellence that define the University of Adelaide's strategic direction.

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City Deal for Adelaide signed

The city from Adelaide from above

Recently, the Australia Government, the Government of South Australia and the City of Adelaide signed the Adelaide City Deal, a ten year agreement to grow Adelaide as an innovative and vibrant city.

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100% World-class rating for Uni of Adelaide research

41 University of Adelaide research fields ranked "above world standard" in the latest Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)

The latest national Excellence in Research for Australia reaffirmed the University's standing as the leading research and innovation university in South Australia.

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2018 Westpac Future Leaders one year on: Kate Obst

Kate Obst; winner of the 2018 Westpac Future Leaders award

One year after being awarded the 2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, Kate Obst reflects on the past 12 months.

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