The KLC Non-Residential Program

What is it?

Kathleen Lumley College was founded by the University of Adelaide in the 1960s, with the primary purpose of bringing together postgraduate students from different disciplines to network, share research, and build a community of researchers. As a residential college, we have members from all around the world representing on average 15 to 20 nations and often just as many disciplines. The benefit of having such a community is that researchers are able to find similarities that they might not expect, as well as inspiration, companionship and support for their own work. Serendipitous collaborations form, as well as lifelong friendships. The non-residential program has been developed because the College recognises that at the postgraduate level of study, scholars are often in a stage of life where living in a residential college wouldn’t work for them for a variety of reasons. However, we also know that research can be a very lonely occupation. Therefore, we have created this opportunity for students to become members of the college and participate in our community, even if they aren’t able to live on-site.

Who can join?

The Non-Residential Program is primarily open to honours and postgraduate students of the University of Adelaide. We also accept students from UniSA, Flinders, Carnegie Mellon, and the other universities with campuses within Adelaide.

We will also consider students who are senior undergraduates in advanced bachelor degrees who are interested in further study.

What does it cost?

The cost of non-residential membership for 2021 is $350 (one semester) or $600 (full year).

What does it include?

As a non-residential member of Kathleen Lumley College, you will become a member of one of the most culturally and educationally diverse communities in South Australia. You will have opportunities to share your research and discuss ideas in both formal and informal settings, and engage in conversations on critical issues, while building lifelong friendships. Non-residential membership gives members access to most aspects of college life. This includes:

  • Participation in our monthly Fireside Soirees*
  • Participation in monthly College Forums where we discuss different aspects of the life of the College
  • Access to our Public Lectures and professional workshops*
  • Formal Dinners and meals on the nights of events (extra meals can be purchased in advance at a discounted rate)
  • Participation in social and cultural activities
  • Access to pastoral support specific to postgraduate students and studies
  • Use of common areas for recreation and study (including WiFi access)
  • Opportunities to engage in community awareness and service activities
  • Access to professional and institutional networks and mentoring through our alumni network

* These activities can earn CaRST points at the University of Adelaide

How do I join?

Letters of application should be addressed to the attn of the Head of College, Dr Lesa Scholl, and emailed to klc@adelaide.edu.au. Letters (no more than four pages) should include an outline of the student’s program of study (including their supervisor’s details), reasons for wanting to become a non-residential member of KLC, and a brief (no more than two pages) CV.

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