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Research: Exploring the Experience of Low-SES Students via Enabling Pathways

Staff from the Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with the University of South Australia, have just published findings from a research report funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. The report is entitled ‘Exploring the Experience of Low-SES Students via Enabling Pathways’, and was a qualitative investigation of the subsequent degree-level […]

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Day 10: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 10 – ! Following on from yesterday’s exploration of Singapore’s climate policy and environmentalist culture, we looked ahead to what the future has in store for this small and vulnerable nation. We glanced over the previous topics of the last […]

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10th Conference of the International Society of Symmetry

Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann (Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts) and the Hon. Revd Dr Lynn Arnold AO convened the 10th Conference of the International Society of Symmetry at Cathleen Lumley College on 1-6 December 2016. This trans-disciplinary conference drew more than 40 papers by presenters from all over the […]

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Day 9: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 9 – ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS A recap of the principles of citizenship and how they tied into our field trips and lecture sessions got our morning started as we moved onto today’s theme, the environment. We discussed Singapore’s beautiful concept […]

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Day 8: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 8 – RIGHTS OF CITIZENS AND MIGRANT WORKERS Our day began with a classroom discussion on citizenship in Singapore. Citizenship is a complex and contested issue globally. In Singapore, citizenship is conferred by birth if at least one parent […]

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Career Opportunities with McKinsey & Company

Do you enjoy solving complex and often ambiguous problems? Can you deliver on challenging goals under tight time constraints? Can you thrive in high performance environments working with people from diverse academic, cultural and professional backgrounds? Are you an effective leader of individuals and teams? McKinsey & Company are looking for bright, creative women and […]

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Student Ambassadors Needed in 2017

The University is seeking students who may be interested in Student Ambassador roles in 2017. There are six casual positions available. Student Ambassadors are paid as casual contract staff members, not volunteers. Duties include: Promoting student experiences, their personal journey and University of Adelaide programs, pathways and support services. Ambassadors will be required to speak […]

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Day 7: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 7 – ONLINE POLITICS Our day began with a classroom discussion on the media landscape within Singapore. We looked at the role of the media within the nation and how it attempts to keep in line with the nation’s […]

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Grant awarded for research into the link between language revival and well-being

Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, working with Professor Alex Brown of SAHMRI, has been awarded a five-year grant of more than $1.1 million. The NHMRC grant is for “examining the impact of language reclamation on social and emotional well being among the Barngarla”. This transdisciplinary project, administered […]

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Day 6: 2016 Singapore Study Tour

The daily chronicle of the 2016 POLIS Study Tour to Singapore, “Inside Singapore: History, Politics, Identity”. Day 6 – PAP-STYLE DEMOCRACY Today we discussed Singapore’s Democracy, which is quite different from what we are used to in Australia. We explored Singapore’s communal style of democracy, which takes into account the greater good for society as a […]

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