About The Union

The Union was established in 1895 and since then has always had the aim of making student life fun and accessible and to give students a voice at the University.

The Union runs a wide range of services including:

  • Academic advocacy, welfare and grants
  • Events on campus
  • Student Radio and newspaper, On Dit
  • Employment and Volunteering Service
  • and so much more

You can also become a member of the Union. Union membership costs $30 for a year or $55 for three years. You can buy memberships at our office on North Terrace at Level 4 of Union House, our Roseworthy campus office and here on the website.

Adelaide University Union Annual Report 2016 Adelaide University Union Annual Report 2016 (15583 KB)

Our President

Yunhan Li (Jennifer)


I’m Yunhan (Jennifer) and I am honoured to be elected by our student representatives to be the President of the Adelaide University Union (AUU) for 2018.
For people who are new to this university, the AUU is a student led organisation with passionate, active student representatives with a diverse cultural background and professional staff members working as team to bring a broad range of services and campus events for all our students. The responsibility of my role is to lead and cooperate with the team to make important decisions regarding changes and innovations of the services and events that we provide and make sure that the AUU can represent our students’ voice in every aspect to the university and the wider public.
The AUU always works hard to play a different role in the campus life of our students to reflect their diverse interests individually and as a whole. Out of the range of services we provide, good examples would be welfare and grants for students who are facing difficulties with their finance, academic advocacy to ensure a great study experience and campus events to really boost students’ experience at Adelaide Uni. In addition, our student Media which includes a student radio team and our student magazine On-Dit contribute by adding colour to campus culture and help you access more information of things that are going around. Moreover, the employment and volunteering service helps hundreds of students a year gain casual and part-time employment and learn more skills that will help them be more prepared for the workplace when they leave university.
Our AUU is all about making sure all students know that the student experience is more than just smashing assignments and attending lectures and tutorials, we want make sure that years you spend with this university are a time you can look back and cherish 20 and more years after you graduate!


Our Vision

Our belief is that an educated, engaged and passionate community can change the world for the better.

Our Mission

The Union strives to enrich the student experience by ensuring:

  • that the student voice is heard and valued;
  • that the full range of student communities is fostered and engaged;
  • the health, safety and wellbeing of students which allow for development, both individually and collectively.

Our Values

Our values
Our values lie at the heart of what we do and our commitment to these principles will allow for our individual differences to be overcome.

Accessible Education
The Union recognises that education is one of the most powerful determinants in a person’s life and that it must be accessible for all students regardless of social or economic status.

The Union recognises that within the student community there are many communities defined by gender, ethnicity, faith and economic status, etc. Each community possesses a unique student experience and we value, embrace and promote that diversity.

Partnership & Community
The Union believes that the University experience will be richer for students if it includes interaction with a broader range of community partners, whether they be social, cultural, sporting, charitable or business.

The Union recognises that the task of representation requires the highest standards of ethical behaviour, efficacy, and service, as well as management and professional skills all aimed at delivering benefits for students.

The Union is committed to a student organisation governed by the students of the University of Adelaide and seeks to foster and strengthen democratic decision making processes.