Our Indigenous strategy

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.

Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program

The Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program is a practical on campus engagement program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 who are considering studies beyond high school.

The Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program has been developed to give students the opportunity to stay on campus, take part in lectures and tutorials specific to their areas of interest, presentations, and try out different subject areas and learn about a variety of industries. Students can also find out about pathways into higher education and the sorts of financial and academic assistance available to them while studying. Most importantly, students get to meet current students and staff and learn what university life is all about.

For more information please see our flyer (PDF).

Yooroang Garang

Yoorang Garang is the centre of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support at Cumberland Campus. The unit provides support programs such as the Special Admission (Cadigal) Program and the Aboriginal Health Sciences Science Support Program. We also provide a range of facilities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at the Faculty of Health Sciences to support their study on campus.

Yoorang Garang is committed to the empowerment and self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through education, by increasing opportunities for them to participate in the University as students, educators, administrators and researchers by providing support mechanisms to ensure successful outcomes at every level.

Koori Centre

The Koori Centre provides programs, services and facilities to encourage and support the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in all aspects of tertiary education at the University of Sydney.

The Centre provides tutorial assistance, access to computers, an Aboriginal Research Library, study space, an orientation program at the beginning of the year and assistance in study and learning skills.

The promotion of understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is provided by the Centre by offering academically challenging and professional relevant units in Indigenous Australian Studies.

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

A group of school students at Indigenous Experience Day

AIME provides a dynamic educational program that gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers. AIME has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous kids finishing school. AIME also connects students with post-Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.

The University has a long-term commitment to the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), which was founded by alumnus Jack Manning Bancroft during his time here.