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Deputy Vice-Chancellor's message

Dr Jessica Gallagher

Our history and our future are headline news this year and reflected in the core themes of the Autumn issue of Lumen, which is now available online. This edition celebrates our 150th with some of the many stories of our University’s history, including personal reflections from alumni including David Penberthy, Natasha Stott-Despoja and former Governor Hieu Van Le AC. Well-known media figure and Distinguished Alumni Keith Conlon helped to curate this edition as guest History Editor, providing his potted history of our University and our State.

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Introducing our Learning Management System

The Curriculum Domain is pleased to announce Canvas as the Learning Management System (LMS) for Adelaide University, which was informed by subject matter experts from across both the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. 

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Naming the new Union House restaurant - staff survey

The new food and beverage offering on Level 5 of Union House is due to open later this year and it needs a name. Please vote for your favourite from the proposed shortlist. Voting closes Friday 26 April, and the name will be announced shortly afterwards. More about this project.

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Academic promotion applications to Level D

Academic staff wishing to apply for promotion to Level D are now invited to submit their online applications by 5.00 pm Monday 24 June. To apply and for further information, visit Academic Promotions.

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Free nutrition appointments

An Accredited Practising Dietitian will perform a quick healthy eating questionnaire in order to provide you with tailored advice and practical tips on how to achieve and maintain a balanced diet. Five on-campus locations available. Book your free 15 minute in-person nutrition appointment today. More information

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Account security: how strong is your password?

How strong is your password? Have you tried a passphrase? What's wrong with 'Password1', 'QWERTY', '12345678', or others like these? Want to be safe and secure online? Find out more about password and account safety.

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Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy Review

The Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy has been reviewed and is now available for consultation. Please view the draft policy and provide any written feedback by Friday 26 April via the feedback form or by email to

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Beating burnout masterclass

Using neuroscience, positive psychology, and emotional intelligence, this online session will help to develop effective tools for proactively managing burnout and promoting wellbeing. Friday 3 May, 12 pm, online. Register

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New Naming Proposal web form now live

Following approval of the updated Naming Proposal Policy and Procedure by University Council in February, the new Naming Proposal web form is now live. This form is to be used for all Naming Proposals relating to highly distinguished service, and for outstanding philanthropic contribution. If you have any queries about the new web form, please contact

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Having difficult HDR supervision conversations

Part of supervising HDR students can involve having challenging conversations. This supervision workshop will provide practical tips on having difficult conversations in supervisory practice, and look at HDR supervision scenarios. Tuesday 23 April, 1.30–3pm, via Zoom. Register

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