Student Support

Wirltu Yarlu offers services and support for students that complement the wide range of university services that are also on offer.

The Wirltu Yarlu Student Support Team coordinate student resources and events, working alongside Faculties and broader University services to enhance and support your experience at the University of Adelaide.

Our dedicated Student Support Officers are available to support you through your university experience, helping you to overcome problems that may arise with culturally safe personal and academic advice and support.

  • Personal support - how we can support you with personal matters

    Wirltu Yarlu student services officers

    Student Services Officers are here to provide support with a range of personal and academic issues that students may face within their time here at university.

    Wirltu Yarlu cultural advisors

    Rosemary Wanganeen and Rodney (Rod) O’Brien are employed as Cultural Advisors to assist with cultural issues, identity, protocol, well-being and support, and Welcome to Country (fee for service).

    Yarn Up

    Wirltu Yarlu operates a student drop-in services called ‘Yarn-Up’ which is open Tuesday to Thursday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, no appointment necessary. Drop in and have a yarn to one of the student support officers about anything during these times.

    Counselling support

    Counselling support is free and confidential, and is available to all enrolled students seeking to address issues that may be affecting their study and life.

    Disability support

    Disability support can help you manage ways to accommodate your disability whilst at Uni so you can focus your energies towards your studies.

    Student Care

    Student Care staff offer independent information, advocacy and referral across a range of academic and administrative issues to all students enrolled at the University of Adelaide.

    University Health Practice

    Adelaide Unicare has a fully operational medical clinic at the North Terrace Campus that provides health services to students and staff of the University.

  • Academic support - how we can support you with academic matters

    Wirltu Yarlu tutorial program

    A free specialised tutorial program that provides opportunities for mentoring and weekly tuition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at the University of Adelaide. 

    This is a free service.

    Indigenous student mentors

    Faculty based support that focuses on program advice, enrolments and academic issues.

    Maths Learning Centre

    The Maths Learning Centre helps students succeed in learning and using the maths they need for university. They offer a maths bridging course called MathsTrack as well as a drop in centre and workshops.

    Writing Centre

    The Writing Centre offers a drop in centre and workshps for practical advice and strategies to master reading, writing, note-taking, and referencing techniques for success at university.

  • Life outside the classroom - ways to get involved at the university

    Indigenous research

    If you are interested in completing a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), please get in touch with Liam Kenna, Research Project Officer.

    Clubs and societies

    Joining a club is the best way to meet new people who share your interests and to make friends on campus. There are more than 100 clubs of all kinds – social, political, faculty-based, activity-based.

    Student Representative Council (SRC)

    Steven Pappin is looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students interested in forming the first Indigenous Students Association. Please contact us if you are interested.