ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STUDENTS INTO HIGHER EDUCATION

A thinking path to make tomorrow

Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu, a Cadigal phrase which translates as “a thinking path - to make tomorrow” is the name of the University strategy and commitment to enabling students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to participate and engage in higher education and research.

Widening Participation and Outreach is responsible for an important part of this commitment. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to aspire to higher education and then equip them with the skills and support they need to succeed.

A multi-layered approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young peoples engagement with higher education

We take a multi-layered approach to supporting students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands backgrounds and preparing them for higher education. In doing so, we focus on developing both the academic and the personal attributes needed to succeed in further study.

This includes offering opportunities for students to:

  • experience university life
  • engage in fun, educational activities in a supportive and inclusive environment
  • attend on-campus events and week-long residential Summer and Winter programs
  • participate in in-school programs with their peers.

Read more about the University of Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy, Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu