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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support

Mana Yura student support team

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are offered pastoral care, social and cultural opportunities, and referrals to other support services offered by the University. Each Faculty has a dedicated Academic Advisor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Drop in to say hello, or give the team a call to book an appointment.

(02) 8627 8619
support.cadigal@sydney.edu.au
Offices of the DVC-ISS, John Woolley Building (A20), Camperdown campus

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)

The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) provides Indigenous undergraduate and coursework postgraduate students with individual or group tuition. Students are matched with a qualified ITAS tutor suited to their needs. Check out the website for information on eligibility and the online application process.

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

Mentoring Our Brothers and Sisters (MOBS) program

If you are in your first year of study at the University, the MOBS mentoring program can connect you with current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. For more information, contact the Mana Yura Student Support team.

(02) 8627 8619
support.cadigal@sydney.edu.au

Yooroang Garang Indigenous student support unit

Located at Cumberland Campus (but moving to the new Health Precinct in Camperdown/Darlington Campus by 2021), this service provides support programs and facilities to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Yoorang Garang provides study rooms, a student kitchen and lunchroom, student computer labs, and printing facilities.

(02) 9351 9114
simone-cherie.holt@sydney.edu.au
sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/yooroang-garang

Other culturally safe spaces

Some University buildings provide spaces dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

  • the student common room in the John Woolley Building offers students access to computers, printing and photocopying facilities, a tutorial room, chill out area, and kitchen
  • the Wingara Mura Research Library is also housed in the John Woolley Building and is open 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • the office of the DVC Indigenous Services & Strategy, John Woolley Building (A20), Camperdown Campus
  • the Edward Ford Building has an Indigenous Student Room for Sydney Medical School students – Edward Ford building (A27), Camperdown Campus

Find more about these spaces.

Need more help?

Student Advice and Advocacy Service

Our Student Advice and Advocacy Officers (SAAOs) can help with academic and wellbeing issues, such as academic appeals, renting and supervision.

Read more about the SUPRA SAAO Service

Legal Service

Our Legal Service solicitors can help with a range of legal issues, including migration law*, intellectual property, contracts, fines and criminal law.

Read more about the SUPRA Legal Service

*MARNs 1911813, 1912229