West End revitalisation
The West End of the Adelaide CBD has fast become an art, food and cultural hub. From Peel and Leigh Streets’ enriched laneway culture of bars, coffee shops and bistros, through to dynamic arts venues such as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the JamFactory, Samstag Museum, Mercury Cinema, the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, SASA Gallery and more.
Led by the Adelaide City Council, State Government and developers, the West End has matured into a vibrant city space and key part of the CBD's social fabric.
At the heart of this is UniSA’s City West campus. With a complementary social student culture, impressive buildings and facilities, UniSA has grown its campus into a space that welcomes UniSA students and alumni and the community.
- Jeffrey Smart Building
- Pridham Hall
- Yungondi Building Refurbishment
- Greening City West
- Student Lounge
- Food Vendors and Social Spaces
- Child Care Centre
- Student Accommodation
UniSA’s Jeffrey Smart Building (JSB) on Hindley Street opened its doors in April 2014. The building integrates a library, student services and dynamic learning spaces to provide a quality work and study environment. JSB is also home to student social activities including Movies at Jeffrey’s, cooking demonstrations and international film viewings.
For more information visit the Jeffrey Smart Building webpage.
Named in recognition of UniSA graduate Andrew Pridham's benefaction to the University, Pridham Hall's architecturally expressive design is a show-stopper in the West End. As the heart of our City West campus, Pridham Hall features a state-of-the-art public sports and fitness complex, heated 25m swimming pool, facilities for graduations and events, and is home to UniSA Sport.
For more information visit the Pridham Hall webpage.
Completed in August 2017, the refurbishment of the Yungondi Building serves as the home for the UniSA Business School and as a front-door to the University’s City West campus. This redevelopment complements the health and innovation precinct in the West End, and provides a vibrant hub for the Business School’s students, alumni, industry partners and the wider business community.
For more information visit the Yungondi Building Refurbishment webpage.
Plans to improve the ambience of City West are also underway with greener and more connected courtyards and streetscapes. From George Street and Fenn Place to the Lion Arts courtyard, an array of green features and design improvements are set for completion. Additions include comfortable and flexible furniture, paved plazas, vertical gardens, tree planting, digital backdrops, interactive installations and spaces for pop-up shops. The by-words for this initiative are green and engaging.
Designed by students for students, the City West Student Lounge is open 24/7 and provides a social space for students to interact, unwind and re-energise. Equipped with a self-service food area, mobile charging facilities, a media lounge with TV, newspapers and magazines and student lockers, the new lounge was opened in September 2015.
For more information visit the Student Lounge webpage.
New and improved social spaces and food spaces are now available on campus. Facelifts have occurred to indoor seating and outdoor cafe-style seating across our Jeffrey Smart, Kaurna and Barbara Hanrahan buildings, as well as upgrades to The Co-Op, walkways and outdoor spaces. City West has also introduced new campus vendors: Abbots and Kinney, Honki Tonki and Food Lore.
The City West Child Care Centre is now conveniently located on the corner of Waymouth and Elizabeth Streets, providing care in quality modern facilities for children from 0-5 years. With places for 96 children and completed in September 2015, the new Centre features landscaped play mounds, a large sandpit, a play kitchen and top quality learning and development facilities for both children and the staff delivering care.
UniSA’s new student accommodation by urbanest is located on Bank Street within Adelaide’s cultural precinct, and is in a truly ideal location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA's CBD and Metro campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, Adelaide Central Markets and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is located across the road from the Adelaide Train Station and a tram stop.
For more information visit the UniSA urbanest webpage
Areas of study and research
- UniSA Cancer Research Institute
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre
- Centre for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Development
- Creative People, Places and Products Research Concentration
- Design Research for Health & Wellbeing
- Digital Transformations Research Group
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College