Adelaide’s West End Health Precinct – UniSA and University of Adelaide
A tour of Adelaide’s West End Health Precinct. Located adjacent the new The Royal Adelaide Hospital, visit the teaching and research facilities for both University of Adelaide and University of South Australia. Located side-by side in the southern hemisphere’s largest health precinct, BioMed City, the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) Building and University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute bring together teaching, research and public engagement in two state of the art health buildings.
Opened in 2017 the AHMS signified a new era in Australian medical education, and ensures the University’s continued support and enhancement of the health of South Australians into the future.
Opened in 2018, UniSA Cancer Reserach Institute is home to University of South Australia’s School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, the globally recognised Centre for Cancer Biology, UniSA’s technology-based business incubator hub, Innovation Collaboration Centre and future-focussed public museum, MOD. The building is unique in the way it brings together students, researchers, industry and the public to create a connected and engaged community of inquiry connecting the Adelaide BioMed City precinct to the city.
Departs at 8.30 from the Adelaide Convention Centre
Tour AHMS followed by a light refreshment break, tour the Cancer Research Institute and depart by 12pm
University of Adelaide’s North Terrace Campus
Visit The University of Adelaide’s North Terrace Campus in the “The Beating Heart of Adelaide”. Located between the River Torrens and Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace, the campus boast some of Adelaide’s most recognised buildings.
The tour will visit the Barr Smith Reading Room, the state’s first University Library. This is world-renowned architectural space and definitely a hidden gem in Adelaide. Also on the tour is Bonython Hall, a cutting edge architectural work built in 1930, with its strategic location on campus and curious sloping floor.
Also included is Hub Central, located in the heart of the North Terrace Campus. A place for students, staff and visitors to meet, study and unwind. Built over the 3 levels with a mix of retail, study and social spaces, this truly is the Hub of this Campus.
This tour starts and finishes at the cultural centre of the Campus, the newly refurbished UniBAR in the Union House complex. Take in a coffee and enjoy the views through the historic Cloisters to the River Torrens.
08.30am Depart the University of Adelaide (UniBar Union House Building)
Tour North Terrance following by light refreshments departing at 11am
Flinders University Bedford Park and Tonsley Campuses
This Tour visits Flinders University’s two campuses in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.
At the Bedford Park campus, visit the Plaza and Student Hub that connects library, learning, retail, social and entertainment. The tour will visit to Flinders roof top solar array installation. The 4136 solar panels, 1.8MW system will generate an estimated 2700MWh per annum.
The Tonsley Campus is situates on the old Mitsubishi car factory, here the tour will take in the new and repurposed buildings. Flinder’s Tonsley campus is where students interact with business, and where business interacts with researchers.
Also a tour of the refurbished car Assembly Hall, now occupied by tafeSA and designed to be a learning tool in itself. Refurbished as a ‘learning tool’, the building’s services – electrical, plumbing, communication, air-conditioning, gas, waste systems are exposed, so students can see and learn in a live environment.
8.30am departure from Adelaide Convention Centre via bus tour Tonsley Campus followed by a tour of Bedford Park, a light refreshment before heading back to the Adelaide Convention Centre at 12.30pm
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