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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Success

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are provided a welcoming and supportive environment one which promotes independent thinking and diversity.

Acknowledgement of Country

With respect for Aboriginal cultural protocol and out of recognition that its campuses occupy their traditional lands, ӰƵ Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Eora, Dharawal (also referred to as Tharawal) and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands (Greater ӰƵ Sydney and beyond).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathways Program

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program at ӰƵ Sydney University is aimed at increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in undergraduate programs across all areas of study.

Whether you are currently working, unemployed, studying at TAFE or coming straight from high school, as a prospective student you are not required to have completed the HSC or any other degrees to apply to study at ӰƵ via the program.

"Whether it be staff, students or Academics, they all aid the development of a positive learning environment where we all feel valued and listened to."

— Matilda Harry. Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)/Pathway to Teaching Primary and Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking

Other opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

The Badanami Centre for ӰƵ Education

The Badanami Centre for ӰƵ Education was established to provide support and encouragement for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Located on each campus Badanami provides dedicated study and support facilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

The services provided through Badanami include:

  • Scholarships are not only for academically gifted students or students who have financial hardship. ӰƵ Sydney University has a range of scholarships available for new and continuingAboriginal and Torres StraitIslanderstudents.
  • Tutoring for Success enables eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to receive free individual or group tuition with qualified tutors in specific subject areas, and in relation to academic skills such as essay writing, study techniques and research skills.
  • Learning Support is available to all ӰƵ students to help them develop various study strategies and improve academic performance.
  • Student Services & Facilities including tutorial assistance, assistance in study and learning skills, access to computers, study space, kitchen area and printing facilities.

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