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KickStart for Kids: become a volunteer

Kickstart for kids

KickStart for Kids is a not-for-profit charity aimed at helping disadvantaged school children in South Australia through Breakfast Programs, positive mentoring and increasing self esteem.

Breakfast Program

KSFK currently provides over 1200 breakfasts per week to disadvantaged school children in South Australia. The program is supported by the Port Adelaide Football Club and as a result we call our programme the Power Breakfast Program. Once a month selected players serve breakfast and interact with children at the schools.  We need more volunteers to do this role which is only a 30 minute commitment in the mornings before school starts.


Our mentoring program is called Mentoring Mates. Our Mentors interact with children that are at risk of disengaging from the education system. They try to spend regular time with the children, getting to know them and making a positive difference in their lives. The mentors spend an hour a week with selected kids at their school.

KSFK tries to target kids that have low self esteem and we try to make them feel good about themselves.


You can register as a volunteer online either as a mentor or to supervise a breakfast each week.

Being a KickStart for Kids volunteer is a very rewarding experience and a valuable inclusion to any CV.

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The globalisation of inequality: The Joseph Fisher Public Lecture series


François Bourguignon, a French national, is the Director and founder of the Paris School of Economics. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President for Development Economics and Chief Economist at the World Bank for four years (2003-2007). While there he placed economic growth and its relationship with inequalities at the centre of the World Bank’s research agenda.

Before that period in Washington DC he was Professor of Economics at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He also founded and directed the Département et laboratoire d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (DELTA), a research unit in theoretical and applied economics.

The Joseph Fisher lecture is organised by the University’s School of Economics and has been presented at the University almost every other year since 1904. Funds for the lectures and a medal for the top commerce student were provided by an endowment to the University in 1903 by prominent Adelaide businessman Joseph Fisher.
This year’s Fisher Lecture visit to Australia is co-sponsored by the Monash Centre for Development Economics and AusAID.

This year’s lecture will take place on Friday 24th May in Napier Lecture Theatre G04 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

More details from or +61 (0)8 8313 4768

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Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Dual Degree Program: Complete your Masters in Germany!


Under a new partnership agreement signed between the University of Adelaide and the University of Tubingen, Bachelor of Economics (Honours) students will be offered an opportunity to spend 1 year in Germany and gain their Masters degree from a prestigious German partner university.

The dual degree program allows a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) student from Adelaide to transfer the courses they have successfully completed in their honours year and count them as credits towards the M. Sc. In Quantitative Economics program at the University of Tubingen, enabling them to complete the 2-year M. Sc. degree in just one year. A competitive application process will apply.

To find out how to make your Economics degree stand out from the crowd, visit the website or contact Belinda Kon (

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You’ve always known it but now it’s official…your Professions Hub is now award winning!


The Professions Student Hub has recently received an award for our excellence in customer service. The award was presented at the annual Student Service Centres conference in Canberra and your Hub won the Customer Service Benchmarking Australia (CSBA) 2013 Award for Excellence in Telephone Customer Service.  You’ll be pleased to know that we were the best Go8 university in the line-up.

Our award is down to both our great students and of course our dedicated staff who all work tirelessly for you in order that you gain the most out of your university experience.

CSBA have been assessing the customer service of over 250 Australian organisations to understand, measure and improve their business for decades. This is the second year that the Professions Student Hub has been involved in the telephone customer service benchmarking program and demonstrates and we are thrilled that we walked away with the gong this year.

Why not come and experience our award winning service sometime soon?

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Participants needed: How much did you personality dictate your degree choice? Win a $50 giftcard

Are you a summer entry first year or third year student enrolled in Commerce (Accounting)?

If you are not currently doing a double degree, we invite you to participate in a study concerning the use of measures of personality, values and vocational interests as a basis for predicting educational outcomes in your University degree courses.

To thank you for participating, you will go in the draw to win one of two $50 Myer giftcards.

The purpose of this research is to investigate similarities and differences in students enrolled in different degrees in terms of their personalities, values, and vocational interests, and how these in turn relate to their performance in, and commitment to, their chosen degree.

Phase 1 of the study contains a number of measures that relate to personality, values, vocational interests, satisfaction, commitment and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. This survey needs to be completed online before 29 May.

Phase 2 of the study, which needs to be completed before 25 July, includes reporting online during the winter break, the course names, the nature of these courses (compulsory or elective) as well as your percentage grades for those courses. This will take approximately five minutes. If you participate in Phase 1 of the study, an email reminder will be sent to you for Phase 2.


If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact Wen Yan and request an information sheet via email at or on 0430440771.

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International Alumni Events: You’re invited!


Professor Warren Bebbington is delighted to invite you and your family and friends to join him at an Evening Reception during his first visit to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Thailand as the University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor and President, and the hear about his future plans for the University.

Registrations close on 2 May.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Pym or phone +61 8 8313 5800

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Online Business School Graduate Yearbook for 2013 open for your entry NOW


You can be included in the Online Graduate Yearbook for 2013 if you have recently completed a Bachelor or Masters degree in the Business School.

You can also be included if you completed your degree in 2012 and will graduate in 2013.

Record your achievement by featuring on the University Yearbook website forever.

Please have a “head and shoulders” digital photograph ready to upload.

How do I register?

  1. Go to this page:
  2. Click on the link “Register for the 2013 Yearbook
  3. Log in using your University username and password.
  4. If your University account has expired, use the “sign up” option.

Enquiries to Una Spiers

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Are you job ready?

Job Ready: advice on starting your career in Australia
Brought to you by g’day[sa].

This is a skills development workshop with an optional intensive mentoring and network development program. Graduating international students will learn tips on starting in their careers of choice which may help gain residency in Australia.

Supported by the University of Adelaide, it is designed to fit international students to the work culture in Australia. Most international graduates find it challenging to gain their first position to match their skill or career aspirations. Many jobs in the private sector are not advertised. Graduates with better links to local networks may gain access to these unadvertised opportunities.

The workshop covers:

  • Understanding the Australian business and work culture
  • The essential skill set employers demand of all graduates (in addition to your university qualification)
  • The opportunity to be embedded in a local Rotary Club  and mentored to build business networks, get job referrals and, most importantly, will all help to get your career started.


Tuesday, 16 April, 2013 | 10am – 2pm (includes a lunch break)


BankSA Room, Level 1 Marjoribanks Building 10 Pulteney St


$20 includes a full set of course notes and work exercises. Certificates of Achievement will be presented. Advance payment required (bank transfer details provided on registration). An additional cost is charged for the optional intensive Rotary mentoring program.


Register by emailing Euan at with “Job Ready Workshop 6″ in the subject line or by calling 0401 124 387.


euan Euan Miller, MA Hons (Otago) GDM (NSW) MBA (Adelaide). Euan is a director of g’day[sa], and past Governor of Rotary International, an educational and humanitarian service organisation made up of 1.2 M business and community leaders who donate their time and skills throughout 200 countries.  Euan has had extensive national training experience and has a wide-ranging career in senior executive positions in both the public and private sectors.
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Will you win a seat in the Naked CEO Boardroom?

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Join us for a free pizza lunch and participate in the Naked CEO Boardroom competition. Come and watch the latest episode of The Naked CEO with Catriona Noble (McDonalds CEO), Ask Alex a question related to this episode and you could:

  • Travel to Melbourne
  • Be mentored by CPA Australia CEO
  • Be mentored by CPA Australia Senior Management Team
  • Meet students from other universities in Australia

This could be YOU. Watch winners from last year HERE.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Time: 12 noon – 1pm
Venue: Room UB34 (Green Room), Basement, Professions Hub

RSVP Essential for catering purposes.

 See for full terms and conditions.

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Congratulations to our School of Economics Prize Winners!

Economics prize winners

On Thursday, 4 April 2013, the School of Economics held their Prize Award ceremony for top-performing Economics students.  Donors, friends and family were in attendance to congratulate the 2012 Prize Winners on their outstanding achievements in Economics.

The special guest for this year’s Prize Award Ceremony was Economics alumnus Tim Harcourt.  Tim is a Graduate with the University of Adelaide with a Major in Economics. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of International Business Strategy at the University of New South Wales and an advisor to the Government of South Australia in international engagement.  Tim is also a prolific writer and is author of the “The Airport Economist” which is a top bestseller for business books in Australia.

A very big thank you to all of the prize donors and congratulations to the winners!

Hanh Luu – The Economic Society Prize for Macroeconomics I and Microeconomics I
Mariyam Juwairiyya  – The Ray Lewis Memorial Prize
Nicola Smith – The Ray Lewis Memorial Prize
Llewellyn Thomas – Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement
Llewellyn Thomas – The Economic Society Prize in Intermediate Econometrics
Thi Nguyet Nguyen – The Economic Society Prize in Intermediate Econometrics
Mingyang Wang – The Economic Society Prize in Intermediate Econometrics
Benjamin Papandrea – The E. Pollard Prize in Economic History
Rebecca Riggs – The E. Pollard Prize in Economic History
Kailash Thiyagarajah – The EA Russell Memorial Prize for Economic Theory: Macroeconomics III
Rosetta Dollman – The John Lorenzo Young Scholarship
Momeeza Subhani – The NJ Thomson Memorial Prize
Mamoon UI Kader – The NJ Thomson Memorial Prize
Eugene Braslavskiy – Business SA Prize for Level II Economics
Eugene Braslavskiu – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Chang Yui Chai – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Yaru Gao – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Kyle Giumelli – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Yahdullah Haidari – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Manh Pham – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Thanh Tran – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Jiahui Wu – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Sing Wa Cheung – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Martin Sharp – The BankSA Prize in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Kelsey Wilkins – The School of Economics Prize for Best Honours Thesis
Kelsey Wilkins – The School of Economics Prize for Best Overall Honours Achievement
Timbul Hutahean – The Productivity Commission Prize

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