Location & Facilities

As a postgraduate residential college with a maximum of eighty-one residents, Kathleen Lumley College provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for postgraduates and academic visitors from many countries who are studying and working in a variety of disciplines. We also accept applications from honours students, mature age undergraduates, and interns. The College is ideally located within easy walking distance of the Universties of Adelaide and South Australia. It boasts of being in proximity to some of Adelaide’s major cultural landmarks and sporting facilities (Art Gallery, Museum, State Library, Festival Theatre Complex, Adelaide Oval, Tennis Courts, Aquatic Centre, Gyms and Golf Courses) as well as cafes, restaurants and centres of night life.

College life revolves around a Dining Hall, Recreation and Common Rooms (with theatre projection and cable television facilities), Library/Reading Room and Music Room, all of which are air-conditioned. Outdoor areas include a leafy main courtyard and several other very pleasant garden areas. Barbeque facilities are available. Fees are inclusive of a generous supply of electricity, wi-fi and cabled computer connections (the latter in a common area), and a laundry room with washing machines and dryers. Car parking is available at an additional cost.

On the intellectual side, the College is home to a number of institutes and associations. The Australian Institute of International Affairs (SA Branch) holds current affairs talks and forums. The Adelaide Intelligence Group provides a forum for professionals, academics and advanced students in the area of modern intelligence practice. College residents are encouraged to participate in and contribute to these activities.

There is support to students’ studies which includes academic mentoring and pastoral care, as well as editing and consultation for those writing theses. In addition to these services, the College facilitates a number of specialist courses in Intelligence, Security and Media Studies. These are intended for professionals in the respective areas but may selectively be open to the College’s own students.

The College welcomes professional and student conferences, seminars and forums.