Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu strategy
The Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu strategy is an important element of our Strategic Plan 2011-2015, which makes the promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, engagement, education and research one of our core objectives.
Compass currently offers a range of on campus activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students which include our Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program and Experience Days 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 studies beyond 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 2014.
- Bunga Barrabugu - to make tomorrow is for students in Year 11 and 12 during 2014.
For more information, see our website.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students' Days
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 more students to stay at school and consider higher education as a future option.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students' Experience Days Year 11&12 aim and purpose:
- Articulate elements of University life, understand opportunities available through Pathways, financial planning, including components of a scholarship application and faculties/courses
- Understand and articulate importance of study and lifelong learning
- Create valuable and memorable peer to peer support opportunities with current University students - learning through experience and information sharing
- Utilise skills attained in study skills workshop
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.