Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander on campus engagement
Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu (the strategy)
The strategy is an integral element of The University of Sydney Strategic Plan 2011-2015. Ensuring the promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, engagement, education and research are core objectives for our University.
The Compass program currently offers a range of on campus activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students which include the Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program and Year 7 and 8 Explore University Day. For more information please see below:
Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program
Summer is fast approaching and so is your future... so what's next?
The Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students currently in years 8, 9, 10 or 11, who are considering going onto higher education after high school. It's the perfect way to get a taste of uni life over the summer holidays. It's free, it's fun, and it's designed just for you.
There are two programs:
- Wingara Mura - a thinking path is for students in Year 9 or 10 during 2016.
- Bunga Barrabugu - to make tomorrow is for students in Year 11 and 12 during 2016.
For more information, see our website.
Students have the opportunity to experience university life through a series of presentations in the Great Hall, faculty-based subject electives, and lunch time activities on the Front Lawns.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Days aim to encourage students to stay at school and consider higher education as a future option.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students' Explore Uni Day Year 7&8 aim and purpose:
- Articulate opportunities/options available at university
- Define the terms higher education, academic, lifelong learning
- Students can articulate where they can position themselves in the university environment (space/belonging or space/orientation)
- Explain why higher education can help them achieve their goals
- Identify a link between interest, studying at a higher education level and career
- Students recognize that higher education is about options and choices
- Students can articulate self-agency in choosing options
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Experience Days are a partnership between the University of Sydney, The Smith Family and the Koori Centre.
For more information and/or to register for the above please contact or 02 8627 8529.