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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support

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.

Mana Yura Student Support Services and Yooroang Garang Indigenous Support Units

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
support.cadigal@sydney.edu.au

Yooroang Garang Support Unit
Level 4, T Block, School of Health Sciences, Cumberland Campus
02 9351 9114
simone-cherie.holt@sydney.edu.au

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) – for coursework students

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.

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)
Offices of the DVC-ISS, John Woolley Building (A20), Camperdown campus
02 8627 5260
itas.support@sydney.edu.au

Research students

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
jakelin.troy@sydney.edu.au

Other culturally safe spaces

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.

  • John Woolley Building (A20) has a student common room (S243) with free computers, printing and photocopying facilities, a tutorial room, chill out area, and kitchen (stocked with some food during the semester for student use).
  • Wingara Mura Research Library is also in the John Woolley Building.
  • The office of the DVC Indigenous Strategy and Services (DVC-ISS) is also housed in the John Woolley Building.
  • Edward Ford Building (A27) has an Indigenous Student Room for Sydney Medical School students.
  • Yooroang Garang in T Block on Cumberland Campus provides study rooms, a student kitchen and lunchroom, student computer labs, and printing facilities.

Portfolio of Indigenous Strategy and Services (ISS)

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.

Professor Lisa Jackson-Pulver – DVC-ISS
John Woolley Building (A20), Camperdown campus
02 9351 2046 or 1800 622 742 (toll free in Australia)
dvciss@sydney.edu.au

SUPRA

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.

The SUPRA office is closed – but you can still get help!

To help protect the health of our community during COVID-19 SUPRA's Student Advice and Advocacy Service, Legal Service and council are working from home. We are working to full capacity and are providing timely and accurate information, advice and support.