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Come on people, add some photos! Out of the thousands and thousands of people that attend this university there has to be some people with photos... 05:57, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps yourself?--cj | talk 15:22, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Anyone else notice the innaccuracies in the past alumni section?

Why is SuperTafe trying to claim some of the less desirable Adelaide graduates? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:23, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

For clarification, the above post is referring to the University of South Australia as "SuperTafe" because it seems to be a joke/opinion among Adelaide Uni students that UniSA is just an extension of TAFE (which probably rates worse than the average American community college, it offers virtually no science at all and has many "beading" classes and such). I'd imagine that part of the thinking in this joke is that there is a huge gap between Adelaide Uni and UniSA in terms of prestige and quality, and certainly the point of the joke is that UniSA is not a real uni. I can't imagine Flinders students getting involved with this as Flinders is often thought of as a fringe university itself when compared to Adelaide Uni. And it could be true, the undergraduate requirements are more lenient at Flinders and UniSA, meaning that both of those universities will have students that would never have been accepted to Adelaide Uni. Also Adelaide Uni charges more money for a variety of things. You couldn't cite any of this though, this is just banter of immature students, no one who is is eligible for a citation on Wikipedia would ever get involved with this fanboyism, to attack another university directly like that would cause a poo storm. Also there are implications of class-ism, as students at Adelaide University are on average in a higher socioeconomic class. Adelaide Uni does have special entry and disability support and such, but it is not as accessible as those offered by UniSA and Flinders. Sorry for this post, but I thought that two year old barb above needed some explaining. All of Adelaides unis offer different pathways, a good student will get a lot out of any of them and a poor performing student will get a lot less if he went to any of them. To discredit an entire institution like that just seems too nasty to ignore. (talk) 18:24, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Personally, I chose UniSA since it offers the specific program I wanted to do, (one in Applied Science) and it was readily accessible. From my grades I would've easily been accepted at the University of Adelaide, but since it doesn't have many of the programs or courses that UniSA offers, such as the one I'm doing, I didn't. Whoever made that comment didn't make this university look bad, he simply embarrassed the University of Adelaide by broadcasting that an immature prick like him-or-herself just happens to be studying there. In response to the second comment, I'm not sure what you wrote about "class-ism" is conclusive enough to make a bold comment like that about. Seems like a random guess to me; where could you have gotten that information? If it's a simple guess because of the higher grade requirements for courses at Adelaide Uni, I should say that a high school student's grades have absolutely nothing to do with their "class". UniSA is South Australia's largest university, and I'm pretty sure a large percentage of people studying and teaching there are people of high class (or white-collar, if you wanna put it that way) (several students I've met on-campus just happen to be). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:45, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


How long did this student newspaper run; fifteen years? Can someone who knows add it to the entry? MartinSFSA (talk) 10:15, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Edit Request[edit]

Under the heading ‘Research Institutes’, please add 'The China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development' [1] Shrewton (talk) 02:58, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

I know nothing about the China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urbam Development Shrewton, but can create a new section for it if you want to write the entry, otherwise feel free to draft something yourself. There will be no shortage of editors keen to advise and proof read. Djapa Owen (talk) 03:20, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Brookman Building?[edit]

Has the old School of Mines building been officially renamed Brookman Building? The huge central hall within, was named Brookman Hall for the School of Mines' benefactor George Brookman, but "Brookman Building" or "Brookman's Building" was, and last time I looked was still, at 35 Grenfell Street. Doug butler (talk) 06:15, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

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