Student life in Adelaide

The University of Adelaide Union
The Union brings the student community together by providing the essential non-academic services that make University life enjoyable. Services range from entertainment to clubs and counseling. » Student Union

The Postgraduate Student's Association (PGSA)
All postgraduate students are automatically members of the PGSA upon enrollment. The PGSA organises a range of activities (including social activities) for its members. It plays an active role in the decision-making processes of the University through its representation in the various levels of University committee hierarchy, from the School Board to the Board of Graduate Studies, Academic Board and the University Council. It also plays an important advocacy role for its members.

The Student's Association (SAUA)
The role of SAUA is to represent students and their interests to the Union, University, state and federal governments and the community in general, and to foster a full and rigorous student life by organising on-campus activities.

Sports Association
The Sports Association supports more than 40 clubs, providing a wide range of competitive and recreational sporting activities catering for all levels of ability and interest. Activities range from gliding to tai chi to snow skiing, and instructional classes are run in conjunction with the University's Centre for Physical Health. » University Sports

Centre for Physical Health
The Centre for Physical health provides a wide range of physical activities and services aimed at fostering good health and fitness among students and staff. These services include fitness classes, weight training, fun runs, massage, physiotherapy, squash courts, aerobics and keep-fit classes, judo, badminton, volleyball and many other sporting and exercise opportunities. There is a small annual fee for the use of the facilities.

Club Association
This association is for non-sporting bodies, including cultural, political, religious, faculty and social clubs. There are over 70 clubs, including a number of international student clubs.

Counseling Centre
The major services provided by the Counselling Centre are individual, relationship and family consultations, and professional assistance with study problems and other anxieties. Male and female counsellors are available for consultation. All appointments are completely confidential. » Student Services

Student Health
The comprehensive facilities of the Parklands Medical Practice include confidential medical consultations, immunisations, referral to specialists, sexual counselling, contraceptive advice and liaison with other welfare services and University staff.

All international students may reserve temporary accommodation for their first few weeks in Adelaide, as long as it is booked in advance of their arrival.  There are a number of residential colleges that are affiliated with the University. Kathleen Lumley College caters primarily for postgraduate and mature-age students. Rental accommodation is also widely available, either on a room only or share house basis, or with a family.

All forms of accommodation arrangements, including rental accommodation, can be made through the University's Student Housing Officer upon arrival in Adelaide. » Accommodation Service