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Charlie in front of a lake in Iceland

Charlie’s unforgettable Icelandic adventure

Last year, the University offered alumni the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to see the Northern Lights in Iceland by simply updating their details. Bachelor of Computer Science graduate, Charlie Rocklyn was our lucky winner and recently returned from her unique overseas adventure. She shares the highlights, surprises and memories of her […]

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Chelsea Lee Smart performing

Alumni in Focus: Chelsea Lee Smart

Chelsea Lee Smart, jazz vocalist, composer and graduate of Elder Conservatorium of Music Jazz Honours degree, is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Chelsea is the only Australian who has ever been selected to participate in the prestigious ‘Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead’ residency in Washington, D.C. Chelsea was awarded the Helpmann Academy Foundation Award for Top Jazz Voice […]

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November Alumni in Focus, Emily Humphreys

Alumni in Focus: Emily Humphreys

Emily Humphreys, Bachelor of Social Sciences and Masters of Science and Technology Commercialisation graduate, and co-founder of Wicked Lab is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Emily was one of the winners represented in South Australia’s 2018 40 under 40 awards. Wicked Lab supports change-makers to tackle complex social policy problems, such as climate change and […]

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Mark Harrington

Alumni in Focus: Mark Harrington

MyCar company founder Mark Harrington is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Mark is also a financial advisor who has worked on international billion dollar projects. MyCar is South Australia’s first and only zero-emission chauffeur service, supporting the City Council’s ambition to make Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city. myCar.green, provides eco-friendly transport to get around […]

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Yuan Yuan

Alumni in Focus: Yuan Yuan

This month’s Alumni in Focus is Wines by Geoff Hardy (WBGH) Export Sales Manager Yuan Yuan (Masters of Agriculture Science – Agribusiness). WBGH has a larger share of the Australian wine market in China than it has in Australia, and Yuan Yuan has played an instrumental role in driving the company’s growth. What are your […]

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Alumni in Focus: Geoff Harcourt

This month’s Alumni in Focus is Professor Emeritus Geoff Harcourt, AC Reader in the History of Economic Theory, Emeritus, University of Cambridge, Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge and Professor Emeritus, University of Adelaide. Professor Harcourt has a long association with the University’s economics department: first as a student and then as a teacher. He was […]

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Feng Fu, Alumni and Donor, University of Adelaide

Alumnus in focus: Feng Fu 

The University of Adelaide alumnus Feng Fu has worked in asset management for 10 years. He is currently the chief portfolio manager for a hedge fund in Mainland China. He was one of the alumni who attended the Back to Campus event last month. Feng has a strong bond with the University, that continues to […]

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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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Malaysian Alumni return to the University of Adelaide after 38 years!

In October, three Malaysian alumni returned to Adelaide to catch-up with friends and visit their old stomping grounds.  One of those alumni was Paulus Amin Det who graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science.  Since graduating, Paulus has been working as a black pepper researcher in the areas of breeding and cultural practices […]

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Julian O Shea

Engineering entrepreneur driving social change

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in 2005, Julian O’Shea has had an incredible career driving projects that create social change to improve the lives of many. A former Director of the Engineers Without Borders Institute Julian built a movement of engineers, researchers and designers who delivered technical solutions to improve life for […]

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