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POV Part II[edit]

Removed the bit about its law school "producing the best graduates of either law school in South Australia, the other being Flinders University," - this is purely POV... especially as Flinders' law school has been rated the far higher of the two for many years now.

This article has a large amount of content, but also serious tone issues. I counted several instances of word usages like "long, more, excellent, one of the most, significant"... The Research Heading content is a good example of this: "who are recognised as worldwide leaders for their vision and capacity to address global research challenges." It reads not a little like a pamphlet. Guest (talk) 00:28, 13 June 2013 (UTC)


Was there from 93 to 01. It was great in the earlier days. I think was terrible when I left - so dumbed down, doesn't even deserve to be in 8.

the two 'notable orators' were removed because they are current students not particular well known for public speaking.

Needs fleshing out by current students[edit]

Needs to be more stuff about campus life, politics, history etc. in line with other university pages.

I think I knew Dr Nic Frost, wasn't he also know as 'bunghole'?


Does anyone have any pictures they can post of the campus? All there is at the moment is a picture of a sign, and a building which belongs to UniSA (Since the two campuses border each other).


It is my understanding of the VSU legislation that the Federal Government has no legislative power to compel the University of Adelaide to stop collecting Student Union fees. The legislation relies on the coersive nature of withdrawing federally funded university operating grants to stop the collection of fees. All students are still currently members of the Adelaide University Union. The constitution of the Union has yet to be ammended to exclude unfinancial students (ie post 31st July).

Ozdaren 16:56, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Merge in Students' Association of the University of Adelaide[edit]

No point to keep it seperate. This article is almost empty and could use the extra content. --Ultimus 14:33, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

The Students' Association, even though it functions within the University, is a seperate body and should have its own page. --Toowoo 13
24, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps merge with the Adelaide University Union article? Ozdaren 15:07, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
Disagree. They're separate organisations, and articles on student bodies interstate have articles.--cj | talk 23:00, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Possible hoax[edit]

While reviewing articles at Category:Category needed, I came across Wood-Bright Professor of Women's Studies. The wording is suspect ("The inaugural Wood-Bright Professor is Dr Nic Frost, who was appointed to the position in recognition of his years of dedicated servicing of some of the most desperate women in Australia"), and an anonymous comment on the talk page suggests that the article was created as a hoax. At the moment, the only article linking to it is here from the University of Adelaide, so I have flagged the appropriate section. Can anyone confirm or deny the authenticity of the professorship, and/or the existence of the British naturalist Frederic Wood Jones? --Elonka 18:41, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Blatant hoax. and Professor of Women's] return zeros. [ does seem to have actually existed though... I have removed the nonsense from this articel now. 18:59, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. Did you find out anything about Frederic Wood Jones? Is he real, or fictitious? What about his associate Wilfrid Le Gros Clark? The bio looks plausible, but it also claims notability related to the Piltdown Man hoax, but there is no link from Piltdown back to Clark's bio. --Elonka 19:02, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
PubMed knows about him, Clark University hosts something that mentions him several times in concert with Piltdown. He's definately real (Although the articel may still be suspiscious. Since the subject of this articel mentions him and has pix of him here, I'm going to say that he's real. 10:48, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
Digging into various page histories, here's the list of involved IP/users that I have discovered so far:
It is also worth noting that on June 19, Baaaibsnrjp (talk · contribs) also created the Adelaide University Law Students' Society article (without any references), so I have flagged that one too as a possible hoax, until references can be provided (and yes, I know I can go Googling myself, but right now I'm concentrating on finding the extent of the hoax, so assistance would be appreciated). --Elonka 16:55, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about the lack of diffs on the above list, but the Wood-Bright Professor of Women's Studies article was speedy-deleted, which means that I can no longer access its history without admin assistance.  :/ For anyone curious, here is the related AfD discussion. --Elonka 17:08, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

(update) I think the investigation is complete at this point. False information has been removed/deleted as appropriate, and the IPs have had warning templates placed on their talk pages ({{verror2-n}}). The most recent attempt at vandalism was a few days ago, but hopefully this will stop it. If not, further information can be collated here, and if necessary, we can contact the University to try and obtain further information and/or warn the students involved. Thank you to everyone that assisted with the investigation and cleanup.  :) --Elonka 18:57, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Someone should add a bit about the Barr-Smith Library. I would but I don't know how and I can't really be bothered.

Merge From Notice[edit]

Merged content from non-notable article Adeliade creative writing course. See old talk page Talk:Adelaide creative writing course Kville105125 20:27, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Univeristy of Adelaide around 1869.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 21:11, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Note: How on earth can that be 1869? The Mitchell building was built in 1881.--Yeti Hunter (talk) 06:26, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Student life[edit]

This heading seems to be more of a catch all for student organisations and activities. Other headings have crept into it such as Enrollments, Adelaidean, Singapore Alumni. I don't believe they belong there. Any suggestions to improve this? Ozdaren (talk) 03:16, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

A lot of the headings and their content is a bit of a shambles. An entire section for an uncited alumni fund? What? May I suggest a structure thus:
  • History - needs expansion and subsections, perhaps "founding", "early 1900s" (eg expansion), "late 1900s" (eg massive changes in 1960s, student radicalism) and "Present Day" (international students, greater expansion, VSU)
  • Camuses - ok as is.
  • Academic - include "Enrolment" here, it doesn't need its own one-sentence section. There are some serious issues with this section right now ("due to forward thinking strategies", what?? I can't even work out what this promotion is all about)
    • Faculties
    • Research
    • Music
  • Student life - I actually think the heading is ok, perhaps "Student activities". Mention overarching associations here (AUU etc)
    • Clubs
    • Sport
    • Media
  • Notable alumni - mention the most notable alumni like Florey, Oliphant, Bragg, etc. Link to full list
End of article. Neat, to the point, links to greater information. Suggestions?--Yeti Hunter (talk) 07:12, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Marine Programmes[edit]

Why is there such a focus on Marine Programs and the collaboration with UNISA? There are many programs that are done with various universities within the state and indeed the world. I feel its importance in the article is overstated and should be removed.--Duffsta (talk) 03:33, 18 September 2014 (UTC)