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About the Dalyell Stream

What is the Dalyell Stream?

The Dalyell stream is a targeted stream that offers outstanding students the opportunity to engage in challenging experiences to gain greater breadth and/or depth of learning in their degree, and achieve the graduate qualities to a high level.

It emphasises the development of vision, depth of understanding, adaptability, breadth of perspective, societal contribution and a high level of capability in operating across disciplinary and cultural boundaries.

Students who participate in the Dalyell stream are known as the Dalyell Scholars. Dalyell Scholars are named after a distinguished alumna of the University, Elsie Jean Dalyell (pronounced "Dee-el").

Elsie Jean Dalyell (1881-1948) was a distinguished medical graduate from and the first full-time female academic in the Faculty of Medicine. She was a pioneer resident medical officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and following this she travelled to London on a scholarship where she served in the First World War, working as a senior clinician in a Vienna-based research team studying deficiency diseases in children. She was a leader in her field and it is in this spirit that the Dalyell Program has been developed.

What do Dalyell Scholars study?

Dalyell Scholars have access to curricula and extra-curricular activities.

These activities include:

  • a three-stage mentoring program
  • a global mobility scholarship to assist with your global mobility experience
  • insights from distinguished speakers
  • leadership development activities; and
  • exclusive Dalyell stream units.

In addition to these curricular and extra-curricular activities, students will have access to (optional) enrichment units of study.

See the available Dalyell stream units of study and enrichment units.

When can students enter and exit the Dalyell stream?

Students may only enter the Dalyell stream at the start of their first year (via a 98+ ATAR or equivalent for alternative pathways, e.g. 90+ ATAR for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students), or at the start of their second year (via an average mark of 80 or more). Transfer from second year is not available in 2018.

Students who wish to enter the Dalyell stream at the start of their second year can apply to their faculty's Dalyell Coordinator.

Students can exit the Dalyell stream at any time. Dalyell Scholars will need to maintain an AAM (annual average mark) of 75 percent to remain in this program.