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Have you considered studying a course overseas?

Current opportunities for both intensive Winter School and Semester 2 2016 courses are listed below. Some grants available. ‘Immigrants, Human Rights and Society: Mexico as a Migration Case Study’ 25 June – 16 July 2016 Mexico City, Mexico     ‘International Relations and the Middle East: a comparative European Perspective’ * 2 – 23 July […]

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Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge – Entries Open

Adelaide is going to be the world’s first carbon neutral city…and we can’t do it without you! The Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge is a new Government of South Australia program seeking ideas and innovative solutions that can be implemented in Adelaide to cut greenhouse gas emissions, generate new green businesses and ensure Adelaide is […]

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PhD Student wins State Award

Faculty of Arts PhD Student Jasmin Parasiers has won the 2016 AustralianSuper Career Kick Start Young Achiever Award. Jasmin, Founder of Intuition Tutoring Services, beat a strong field of nominees to take out the $2,000 prize and trophy. In addition to running her own business, Jasmin is completing her PhD in History and working full time. She […]

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Careers Night

Geography, Environment and Population and the University’s Careers Service hosted a careers night which provided advice to students about how to obtain jobs from their degrees.  The students heard from recent graduates and from a panel of potential employers.  Over 100 people attended. Kate Fechner discussing how her internship helped her to obtain a job […]

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Japanese Media Industries and Cultures (JMC) Winter School course for 2016

The Department of Media is very pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Japanese Media Industries and Cultures (JMC) Winter School course for 2016. Please note that preference may be given to students in their final year of study. Please also note that we have a very short window for applications this […]

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Welcome to our 2016 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students!

It’s great to see a growing number of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students choosing to study in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide. Pictured below are just some of the new indigenous student cohort. Also pictured is Grayson Rotumah who has recently been appointed as our Faculty Indigenous Student Mentor, and Jenni Caruso, […]

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Bringing History to the Public: A Facilitated Conversation with Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University; her research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. Her 2004 essay “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change” has been widely cited including in the […]

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Participate Meaningfully

What does it mean to participate meaningfully? It doesn’t mean talking all the time, or merely gracing the tutorial group with your mute existence. It does mean trying to build on and summarise comments from others, and showing appreciation for others’ contributions. It means saying what you are thinking (even if you are confused and […]

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Make a Checklist

What do surgeons, David Lee Roth and top chefs have in common? They all use checklists! There is no field or profession where checklists might not help, even the most important endeavour of all: university study! “We don’t like checklists. They can be painstaking. They’re not much fun. … It somehow feels beneath us to […]

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Improve Your Memory

Wouldn’t it be great if our memories worked like a recorder? The more we read and studied something, the more we would remember. Sadly, this is the opposite of how our brains work. Simply re-reading highlighted notes and lectures slides might even lead to confusion: familiarity with the material may lead you think you understand […]

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