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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.
  • 1493 The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students who took part in our Widening Participation and Outreach (WPO) programs in 2017.
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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 valuing Indigenous culture.

Smoking image from National Reconciliation Week 2018

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 programadmission 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.

An inspirational success story

Master of Indigenous Languages Education graduate Nathan Schrieber shares his experiences at the University of Sydney

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.
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University welcomes Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services confirmed

The University of Sydney today announced Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services and will commence the position on 15 October 2018.

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