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Student Support

The Faculty of Sciences offers services and support for students that complement the wide range of university services that are also on offer.

General Student Support

The services listed below are available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students to give you the best possible support while you're studying. For further information please visit our Useful Contacts page.

  • Personal Support

    For many students, study is only one part of their life; there’s also part-time work, family commitments, and trying to maintain a social life.

    Sometimes, things can be a bit overwhelming or you may just need a little extra help when you arrive. We offer a range of services to help you find a good balance and look after your physical and mental wellbeing.

    Counselling ServiceThe Counselling Service is free and confidential, and is available to all enrolled students seeking to address issues that may be affecting their study and life.

    Disability ServiceThe Disability Service can help you manage ways to accommodate your disability whilst at Uni so you can focus your energies towards your studies.

    International Student CentreThe team at the International Student Centre provides individual one-on-one support to international students. Advisors also visit the Waite and Roseworthy campuses on a regular basis.

    Safe StepsSafe Steps is a University initiative to make you aware of the potential dangers of walking alone when leaving campus.

    Student CareStudent Care staff offer independent information, advocacy and referral across a range of academic and administrative issues to all students enrolled at the University of Adelaide.Learn more

    University Health PracticeAdelaide Unicare has a fully operational medical clinic at the North Terrace Campus that provides health services to students and staff of the University.

    Uni ThriveUniThrive explores ideas which can help with resilience, wellbeing, overcoming problems, having fun and boosting performance.

    Wirltu YarluWirltu Yarlu provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students during their time at the University of Adelaide.

  • Academic Support

    Regardless of where we have come from or what previous study we have done, we all need a little more help sometimes.

    The academic support we offer comes in many different forms, such as drop-in centres, workshops and online resources. The range of academic support on offer caters for the varying needs of individuals, and we encourage students to access multiple services.

    Academic Drop In CentresThe Faculty of Sciences Academic Drop In Centres offer students studying in some of our core first year course a chance to drop in and get help from academic staff on course content.

    Wirltu Yarlu Tutorial ProgramA tailored tutorial program, previously known as ITAS, which forms part of the Wirltu Yarlu Student Success Strategy. It provides opportunities for mentoring and extra tuition at no cost for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at the University of Adelaide.

    Wirltu Yarlu logo

    Library Resources for Sciences studentsThe Library offers resource guides to link to information sources most relevant to your specific study and research interests. Multidisciplinary guides are also available.

    Maths Learning Centre The Maths Learning Centre helps students succeed in learning and using the maths they need for university. They offer a maths bridging course called MathsTrack as well as a drop in centre and workshops.

    Maths Learning Centre

    Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)PASS is an internationally accredited program designed to enable students to understand the key concepts of the study course and achieve their best results.

    Pass - Peer Assisted Study Sessions

    TutoringWhilst the university does not endorse any particular tutoring service, you may be able to connect with a tutor through your School Office or through the AUU employment service.

    Adelaide University Union

    Wirltu YarluWirltu Yarlu is responsible for recruiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as well as providing support to them during their time here at the University of Adelaide.

    Wirltu Yarlu

    Writing CentreThe Writing Centre offers a drop in centre and workshops for practical advice and strategies to master reading, writing, note-taking, and referencing techniques for success at university.

    Writing Centre
  • Life Outside the Classroom

    Study is a pretty major part of your life at the moment, but what about all the other things you need to consider? Where you live, your part-time work and getting a chance to connect with other students all contribute to your experience. Check out some of the services on offer for you.

    AccommodationStudents can enjoy the benefits of access to quality accommodation options across the city, at various price points, when they seek assistance from the Accommodation Service.


    The Adelaide University Sciences AssociationThe Adelaide University Sciences Association is the club for all students who are studying or have an interest in science at the University of Adelaide. Their aim is to excite students from all disciplines about the wonderful world of science!

    Adelaide University Sciences Association

    Adelaide University Union (AUU)The Union has the aim of making student life fun and accessible and to give students a voice at the University. Services include academic advocacy, welfare and grants, events on campus, student radio, On Dit, and so much more.

    Adelaide University Union

    AUU employmentThe Union Employment Service is a professional employment agency offering free advice and information to University of Adelaide students who are looking for casual or part time work while studying.

    Clubs & SocietiesJoining a club is the best way to meet new people who share your interests and to make friends on campus. There are more than 100 clubs of all kinds – social, political, faculty-based, activity-based.

    Talking with AussiesMany international students would like to keep improving their English in order to feel more confident communicating with Aussies. This program helps you do that. It links individual students with volunteers from the local community.

    Talking with Aussies
Faculty of Sciences

Ground Floor, Darling Building


T: +61 8 8313 5673
F: +61 8 8313 4386

Student Enquiries

Call +61 8 8313 5673

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