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2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Scholar, one year on: Matilda Handsley-Davis

One year after being awarded the prestigious Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, one of the University of Adelaide’s Future Leaders reflects on the past 12 months, what it means to be a leader and the value of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. Matilda Handsley-Davis was awarded a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship in 2018 to enable positive […]

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Alumni in Focus: Rob Brookman

Adelaide Festival Executive Director and Bachelor of Arts graduate Rob Brookman AM, is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Rob founded award-winning international arts festival, WOMADelaide in 1992 and most recently rejoined Adelaide Festival as Executive Director in 2017. What are your favourite hobbies? Pretty much the same as my work, plus gardening and reading. Favourite […]

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Dr Rupananda Roy, North Terrace campus

Rupa creates history to change the future for migrants

Bangladesh’s first indigenous female to receive a PhD shares her amazing journey. Dr Rupananda Roy is polite, unassuming and her eyes sparkle when she talks about her little girl. And as the first indigenous woman from Bangladesh to receive a PhD, her academic achievement has created history. Rupa, as she prefers to be called, belongs to […]

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Emma McEwin

Dr Emma McEwin shines in making lives visible

Sir Douglas Mawson’s great granddaughter relishes the art of telling the untold stories of important historical figures. Finding threads in the form of objects and artefacts and sewing them together to tell the untold stories of people’s lives is what inspires writer and alumna Dr Emma McEwin, the great granddaughter of explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. […]

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Steven Langsford

The art of translation

University of Adelaide graduate Steven Langsford was recently crowned the winner of the 2016 Translation Prize (Prose Section) from The Australian Association for Literary Translation (AALITRA). Competing against 24 entries and judged by four top experts in Chinese literature and translation, Steven was awarded winner of the Prose section in which he was tasked with […]

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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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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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Natasha’s gift of education

Quality education for everyone – no matter what their background – has been a key motivator for Natasha Stott Despoja AM for as long as she can remember. For the past five years Natasha has funded an undergraduate scholarship to support a financially disadvantaged female student of academic merit to study humanities full-time. “Scholarships are […]

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A global citizen making a better world for women

Jane Sloane sees herself as a ‘citizen of the world’ and while she has called many corners of the globe home, she firmly holds onto her Australian identity. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide in 1985 and later completing a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of […]

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