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Inspirational Alumna Lara Damiani’s global film journey

How did graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002 lead Lara Damiani to an exclusive, sit down interview with the Dalai Lama?  After completing her degree Lara worked mostly as a freelance communications consultant. In 2006 she decided she wanted a career change, something that would feed her soul. That was the beginning of […]

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How to be a better employee in less than 2 minutes!

There’s a lot of advice out there about landing your next job. But what if you already like the job you are in? Here are 3 tips to become an even better employee! Become a ‘YES- woman/man’. When you get the opportunity to learn a new skill, receive further training, or a new professional development […]

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The risks and rewards of working in war zones

Life as a United Nations peacekeeper working in some of the world’s most volatile conflict zones can be tough, confronting and often dangerous. The role is a world away from Kym’s early life in the Riverland and student days at the University of Adelaide where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Law with […]

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Alumna launches multilingual magazine

Alumna Raelke Grimmer has combined her passions for writing and languages in a multilingual publication. Raelke started ‘Tongues’ as an online magazine in 2014, after completing her Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics at the University of Adelaide. “I created Tongues out of a passion for language, linguistics and writing,” Grimmer said. “Australia considers itself […]

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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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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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Laura’s German interest receives recognition

Laura Clemow’s passion for all things German has aided her in making SA home after relocating from interstate to study at the University of Adelaide. The Bachelor of Arts and German studies Honours graduate chose the University of Adelaide for “the opportunity to be able to study German at university level.” “I was also attracted […]

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Ivy League school awaits John Monash Scholar

Ben Mylius has been awarded the 2013 Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) John Monash Scholarship in Water Studies and will use his scholarship to to study at an Ivy League school in the US. Graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2011 with a Bachelor of Law with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal, a Bachelor […]

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Mature age student finds creative writing success

In 1996 Helen Mitchell was awarded a place in the School of Humanities at The University of Adelaide. She talks about how as a mature-age student, her dream of tertiary education became a reality.

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