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Facts & figures

  • 135% The increase in the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed at Sydney since 2011.
  • $2.65m In 2016, $2,658,985 was awarded in 374 scholarships, bursaries and prizes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  • 896 The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students who took part in our participation and outreach programs in 2016.
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Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Creating opportunities for our future

Our Indigenous strategy, Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu, outlines our commitment to creating higher education and leadership opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and for valuing Indigenous culture.

We offer a range of initiatives to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples who dream of studying with us, including our pre-tertiary outreach programalternative entry pathways and scholarships and other financial support.   

Our services and facilities also include study spaces, academic workshops, ongoing tuition and accommodation support, as well as mentoring and other networks for new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students settling into university life.

The Wingara Mura Leadership Program aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples working as academics and professionals across the University and supporting their career development.

Cultural competence is a major priority in our 2016-20 Strategy as we strive to make Sydney a truly inclusive, culturally diverse and distinctively Australian university where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are part of our identity.

We acknowledge the tradition of custodianship and law of the Country on which the University of Sydney campuses stand. We pay our respects to those who have cared and continue to care for Country.