Kathleen Lumley College has been providing a rare collegial experience for postgraduate students in Adelaide for half a century. As a small college, we create strong bonds between students from diverse cultural and scholarly backgrounds. While postgraduate studies are particularly challenging and often isolating, the college maintains an environment of support and community for like-minded individuals pursuing both research and coursework postgraduate programmes. Apart from providing pastoral and academic support, being a part of the college gives students a sense of heritage and belonging, connecting them to our many former students, many of whom have gone on to have significant impact in all areas of society, from education, to government and business, all over the world. Out of these relationships, the college works to add value to our students’ educational experience through assistance in academic and professional mentoring, industry placement, and community outreach initiatives.
As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year, it’s important to reflect on what it means to be an academic residential college in the 21st century. KLC reflects the diversity of a globally connected world. By fostering cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural conversations, our students have the potential to build networks and friendships, and have a significant impact on their communities here and abroad.
Through our shared values of engagement, diversity and academic excellence, as a college community we seek to uphold our motto, “Strive to Attain.” With a welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere, the college maintains a vision to nurture the success of our alumni, current students and future students, as they go on to contribute to the broader society.

Dr. Lesa Scholl, Head

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