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Guide Dogs partnership honours first blind law graduate

The late Malcolm Penn OAM was the first blind person to graduate in law from the University of Adelaide, and was accompanied by his first guide dog while on campus towards the end of his degree. Also a keen sportsman, Malcolm completed three Adelaide Marathons and several City-Bay fun runs with the assistance of sighted […]

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Jonathan engineers an exciting career

Jonathan Koch wrote to the University from his ‘office’ at sea on a Shell production platform – sitting in on-site command of drilling related operations, just outside of the Iranian sea border. The gas wells under his supervision produce a sizeable contribution to Shell’s global revenue. Since graduating with first class Honours in Mechanical Engineering in 2005, […]

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Paralympic dream helps Tony bounce back

After a near-fatal bicycle accident in 2007 Tony Scoleri defied the odds by graduating with a PhD in maths and computer science in 2008 and also recovering his career as a triathlete. Now a visiting research fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Tony competes with a right arm disability and has won several national […]

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A prevailing passion for teaching

Max Mastrosavas graduated with a degree in medicine in 1973 but with a passion for the performing arts he went on to teach drama and became well-known in Adelaide theatre circles. After winning a Greek presidential scholarship in the late 1980s Max traveled to Greece to study. There he found a wealth of contemporary Greek […]

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Galapagos volunteering a rewarding experience for Emma

Feeding giant tortoises and planting mangroves in the Galápagos Islands are some of the unique experiences Emma Georgiadis is gaining as a volunteer overseas. Emma graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Media in 2007 while studying towards a law degree. She went on to add a Bachelor of Education to her list of […]

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Aerospace engineer writes his way into a skirmish

An interest in paintball combined with a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering degree have created interesting career opportunities for 2013 graduate Daniel Springham. Following graduation, and in no rush to head overseas in pursuit of an aerospace career, Daniel moved on to study a graduate diploma in teaching and has recently penned his first book, The Skirmish, […]

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Natalie Williams’ symphonic celebration of Bradman

Bachelor of Music graduate (Hons 1999) Natalie Williams was recently commissioned to compose a new symphonic work honouring the life and achievements of Australian icon, Sir Donald Bradman AC. Presented by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) on 14 August, the multi-media orchestral tribute, Our Don was interwoven with stunning archival video, and words by Bradman biographer, Peter Allen. […]

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Award-winning jazz guitarist ‘grew up’ at Elder Con

In a major coup for the University’s Elder Conservatorium of Music, a dissertation by one of its most gifted PhD performance candidates, Quentin Angus (BMus (Hons) 2008), has been recognised by one of the world’s leading authorities on jazz, the prestigious Downbeat magazine. Quentin’s recordings, informed by his study on the role of rhythm in […]

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International law focus for Rowan’s Cambridge scholarship

As a double degree graduate (BA (Hons) 2007, LLB (Hons) 2008), Rowan Nicholson has been able to combine his interests in politics and law into the field of public international law and has been awarded a prestigious Cambridge scholarship to further his study in this area. Rowan was one of seven applicants out of a […]

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Mark’s Royal Academy fellowship furthers superconductivity research

Dr Mark Ainslie has amassed a multitude of prestigious awards and titles since graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2004, adding to an impressive list gained during his undergraduate studies here. He was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship in 2012 – a five-year, fully-funded research program that sees him researching (in broad […]

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