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How You Can Contribute to the School

We appreciate all the support and involvement our alumni, industry, government and community provide the School each year.

Supporting the School, means supporting the next generation, your future employees in getting the best education and development possible during their time at university.

There are a number of ways you can support the School, for example such as helping to reward and financially assist students, while and getting involved by providing internships and mentoring. It all helps students by enriching their experience and learning environment.

How can you support the School?

If you would like more information about giving to the School or the University, please contact Luke Van Trigt, Alumni Relations Officer (Faculty of Professions).

  • Bequests

    Would you like to leave a gift that creates something of everlasting significance and importance? A bequest, or gift by Will, no matter how large or small, is an effective way of providing a permanent legacy which will enable the School to address immediate and changing needs.

    For assistance with specific information and wording, please visit the University's bequest website or contact Sue Fox, Planned Giving Officer.

  • Donations

    We can discuss the capacity in which you would like your donation to be used, be it for students or research, or another case that is meaningful to you, the donor.

    If you would like to discuss a donation to the School, please contact Professor Paul Kerin, Head of School, or Luke Van Trigt, Alumni Relations Officer (Faculty of Professions).

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships attract high-calibre students from Australia and abroad. They act as an incentive for students to strive for and achieve excellence in their studies. They also provide support for students who might otherwise be unable to take up a university place or complete their study.

    The University of Adelaide recognises that those who are financially or educationally disadvantaged should not be denied access to quality tertiary education. You may wish to provide a scholarship for a student from a rural or regional community, an indigenous student, a student in financial need, a ‘first generation' student or a top performing student.

    Please contact Luke Van Trigt, Alumni Relations Officer (Faculty of Professions), for further information.

  • Sponsorships

    Each year the School hosts various events involving industry leaders, students and staff. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the possibility of you being involved in assisting financially through sponsorship whether for events or other School projects.

    Please contact the School on +61 8 8313 4768 or email Litsa Morris for further information.

  • Prizes

    Prizes reward students who have demonstrated excellence in their academic courses. Prizes are awarded in a variety of amounts, however we respectfully ask that they be a minimum amount of $500 to ensure they have a significant impact on the student.

    We can help you decide where your financial support is best directed to reflect your connection to the School and industry. Please contact the School on +61 8 8313 4768 or email Litsa Morris for further information.

    If you would like more information about giving to the School or the University, please contact Luke Van Trigt, Alumni Relations Officer (Faculty of Professions).

How else can you be involved?

  • Internships

    Can your organisation provide our students with an internship? Workplace experience is incredibly valuable for students trying to build a career in such a competitive discipline. Internships are not only beneficial to the student, but you are able to introduce quality graduates to your organisation, and potentially free up other employees to get on with higher level tasks. Interns bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm, as well as the latest knowledge and ideas from their courses, passed on by our Researchers, into your organisation.

    The internship experience gives students the opportunity to work in a 'proto-professional' role on real-world projects in diverse environments. Communities and organisations can benefit from the ideas and solutions generated by our students, while students gain valuable experience working with a range of communities, organisations and individuals in an applied setting.

    Internships cost nothing except your time. If you would like to discuss providing our students with an internship, please contact our Internship Coordinator, Jessica Mills.

  • Mentoring

    Some students seek career mentors to help them both understand and break into the industry. There are also professionals who are looking for ways to give back to the community. If you have the willingness and capacity to mentor a student, we can help to connect you to one another.

  • Open Day

    The University's annual Open Day is a chance for prospective students to come and see what the program is all about. Prospective students also value hearing from people actually in the career they are considering, so they can decide if it's really the right choice for them. We welcome any alumni or industry professionals who are keen to be part of Open Day and share their experience with the next generation of economists.

If you would like more information about being involved with the School or the University, please contact the Head of School on +61 8 8313 4768 or email Litsa Morris for further information.

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The University of Adelaide SA 5005
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