At the University of Sydney, each faculty and school has dedicated academic advisers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, but if you don’t know how to find them, contact Mana Yura or Yooroang Garang. Most of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support services are located next to each other in the John Woolley Building on Camperdown Campus.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in any course can access support from the Mana Yura Student Support Team on Camperdown Campus, or if you are studying in the School of Health Sciences (Cumberland Campus), you can get support from the Yooroang Garang Support Unit. Both teams are always around for a yarn, or to provide pastoral or academic support. They also facilitate a range of social and cultural events to build community and wellbeing on campus.
Mana Yura Student Support Services
Offices of the DVC-ISS, John Woolley Building (A20), Camperdown Campus
02 8627 8619
Yooroang Garang Support Unit
Level 4, T Block, School of Health Sciences, Cumberland Campus
02 9351 9114
ITAS is a scheme to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coursework students. Students who are eligible for the scheme can access up to two hours of tutoring and study skills assistance per unit of study each week. If you are interested in this type of support, you can apply by outlining your academic needs and the courses you need assistance with. If approved, you will be matched with an ITAS tutor who is best suited to your learning needs. Check the ITAS website for information on eligibility and the online application process.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research students can access pastoral and wellbeing support from both the Mana Yura the Yooroang Garang teams. Further requests for support or assistance can be made to the Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, Professor Jaky Troy.
Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, Professor Jaky Troy
0408 501 977
Across the University there are some dedicated spaces for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. These spaces are for students to meet and study together, creating a sense of community on campus. To access these spaces, you will need to use your student card or contact the Mana Yura or Yooroang Garang teams.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Indigenous Strategy and Services, Professor Lisa Jackson-Pulver, and her portfolio, manage the delivery of Indigenous programs and projects across the University. If you have any concerns or ideas on how to improve the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the University of Sydney, get in touch with Professor Jackson-Pulver.
SUPRA supports the University of Sydney’s dedicated services for the benefit of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students. If you want further assistance with anything that is affecting your studies, contact us.