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Students - University of Adelaide

01 July 2015


Promoting our next generation of talented South Australians. Through our relationship with the University of Adelaide we are able to promote our next generation of talented South Australians and give them first hand experience of life on a mine site.

In late September 120 engineering and geology students from the University of Adelaide spent three days at the Prominent Hill copper gold mine in South Australia.

Students experienced first hand what it was like to live and work on a remote mine site. Students toured the open pit mine and processing plant and participated in presentations on technical mining aspects covering the main areas of exploration, mining and processing. A key aspect of the experience was for the ability for students to have access and learn from senior mining professionals.

There was a lot of excitement around the trip, which for some students was the first time at a working mine site. 

University of Adelaide student Emma Brigden said, “I found the field trip to be an amazing experience and I’m grateful to OZ Minerals and The University of Adelaide that I was given the chance to visit the project to give me a valuable insight into mining.”

“These visits offer an unparalleled opportunity for our students to experience a real 21st Century mining operation with all six senses – something the classroom can never offer." says Dr Nigel Cook, Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

‘Hosting university field trips are a great way for OZ Minerals to help promote mining to a new generation of talent’

“This hands-on experience allows students to understand how their theoretical studies fit in with day to day mining operations and gives them an insight into the opportunities that are available for their future careers,” says Prominent Hill General Manager Brian Kilgariff.