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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 the team at the Gadigal Centre. 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.

Gadigal Centre Indigenous Support Unit

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in any course can access support from the Gadigal Centre team on Camperdown Campus. The Gadigal Centre team 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.

Gadigal Centre
Level 02, John Woolley Building (A20), Camperdown Campus
02 8627 8619
support.gadigal@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)
Level 02, 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 the Gadigal Centre team. Further requests for support or assistance can be made to the Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, Professor Jaky Troy.

Director of 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 Gadigal Centre.

  • 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.
  • Edward Ford Building (A27) has an Indigenous student room (115) for Sydney Medical School students.
  • Yooroang Garang space in the Susan Wakil building provides study rooms, a student kitchen, student computer labs, and printing facilities. This safe space is specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

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
Administration Building (F23), Camperdown campus
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.

Lindsay McCabe
SUPRA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer
indigenous@supra.usyd.edu.au

 

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