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Martin addressing stakeholders at SILK's ASX listing

The driving force behind SILK Laser Clinics

When SILK Laser Clinics, co-founded by UniSA alumnus Martin Perelman, was listed on the ASX, the business was hailed as an overnight success story. In reality, it’s been a 15-year journey from a garage start-up to a reported $180 million buyout by Wesfarmers. more…

Signed UniSA Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan

Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-25 launched

While recognising there is still much to do to advance reconciliation in our community, UniSA's new Reconciliation Action Plan celebrates our achievements along a journey that goes back to 1968. follow our journey…

Professor David G. Lloyd, Vice Chancellor and President, University of South Australia

Things are only impossible... until they're not

We sit down with UniSA’s Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd, to learn a little more about the man co-leading the potential creation of a new university in South Australia. more...

2023 UniSA 3MT Grand Final MC Lainie Anderson

Explain yourself... in just 3 minutes

The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a nation-wide competition that challenges our brightest PhD researchers to distill their research topic to a compelling 3-minute presentation. Hosted by last year's winner Laine Anderson, this video showcases seven UniSA finalists in an inspiring evening of future-focused research. watch...

UniSA Lecturer and students on the stairs of the Brookman Building

A legacy that helped shape SA

This year, an iconic feature of Adelaide’s cultural and educational precinct on North Terrace, the Brookman Building, celebrates a significant milestone made possible through a generous donation from one of the state's earliest benefactors. more...

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Events & Exhibitions

Until 27 October >> Moving Forward Standing Strong

Early childhood education in South Australia has a remarkable history closely tied to the women who understood and fought for the right of children to have an education. This exhibition explores the history of the Kindergarten Union of South Australia (KUSA) and the effect of teacher education, early childhood development, leadership, qualifications, women's work and reconciliation and truth-telling on early childhood education in South Australia. Presented by the The Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion with The University of South Australia Library at Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Hawke Building, City West.

Until 10 November >> Co-Creating Community Connections

Continuing to build on over a decade of projects for a diversity of clients, this exhibition will showcase a range of design catalysts that respond to the central theme of Co-Creating Community Connections. The exhibition, in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, brings together a collection of projects that question, investigate, and respond to what it means to be meaningfully connected, and consider how these connections can take various forms across physical spaces and sociotechnical networks, to impact on individual and communal wellbeing. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Match Studio.

18 October - 11 November >> 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony

The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony curated by Hetti Perkins, Arrernte and Kalkadoon peoples, is the National Gallery of Australia’s flagship exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. For the 2023 Adelaide Film Festival and Tarnanthi, the Samstag Museum of Art presents a selection of moving image works of art by Hayley Millar Baker, Joel Bray and Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu, revealing how ceremony is at the nexus of Country, culture and Community.

Tuesday 24 October >> Being Smart Citizens in Increasingly Smart Futures

Assoc Prof Mamello Thinyane, the Optus Chair of Cybersecurity and Data Science, presents the next public lecture at our Mount Gambier campus, exploring topics such as the promises and perils of smart cities and human-centric cybersecurity. Register to attend at Eventbrite or contact Michele Cranage to livestream.

Thursday 26 October >> Reading and Writing Dangerously

An extraordinary panel discussion led by acclaimed journalist Professor Peter Greste will delve into the profound experiences of reading and writing amid adversity – during and following incarceration. Each panellist is a survivor of relentless surveillance and political detention in perilous environments. Panellists include Behrouz Boochani, Geraldine Brooks AO and Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia and The J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, The University of Adelaide.

Until 24 November >> Flex

Are limits made to be pushed? We dare you to find out. Alter your form and find ways to play, where your body and the rules of the space it inhabits are different than here on Earth. Navigate ethical challenges and tell us, where do you draw the line? FLEX that bit further, let’s see what you are capable of. Presented by MOD.

Achievements & Opportunities

Dr Jared Thomas

2023 SA Naidoc Person of the Year
UniSA Research Fellow and award-winning children’s and young adult fiction author Dr Jared Thomas has been named the South Australian NAIDOC Person of the Year 2023. Dr Thomas has produced international award-winning and young adult fiction titles.



Annette Young

Global Australian Awards
UniSA alumna Annette Young has been selected as a GameChanger in the Global Australian Awards for her work as an award-winning journalist and television news presenter, dedicated to shining the spotlight on the stories of women.



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Special Offer for Alumni
As a valuable member of our Alumni community, you can enjoy the 2023 Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) with 10% off the General Admission price for all standard screenings! Choose your film from the Program page, choose the film and scroll down to the "discount code" section to add the discount code: AFFUNISA10.

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From top left: Behrouz Boochani, Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, Geraldine Brooks AO, and Professor Peter Greste.Hawke Centre and UniSA logos

Adelaide UniversityCreating a University for the future

FLEX, 17 Jan - 24 Nov 2023. MOD. Flex exhibition open nowMOD.

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