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Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Creating opportunities for our future

Our Indigenous strategy outlines our commitment to creating higher education and leadership opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and valuing Indigenous culture.

Welcome to the University of Sydney

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.

In early 2021, The University launched its new Indigenous strategy, One Sydney, Many People 2021-2024 Strategy, which aims to support the best researchers and most promising students to achieve their full potential.

The commencement of One Sydney, Many People also saw the opening of the new dedicated and bespoke Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student centre, The Gadigal Centre. The launch and opening was live streamed across the University and wider community. View the online launch event.

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.

Our work, and saying 'YES', continues

The Indigenous Strategy and Services portfolio of the University of Sydney emphatically endorsed the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supported the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a Voice to Parliament.

With the referendum defeated on 14 October, the Indigenous Strategy and Services portfolio reflects on the University's ongoing commitment to valuing, respecting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's knowledges and cultures.

"In many ways at the University, we say YES every day, particularly through our unwavering commitment to the One Sydney, Many People Strategy, affirming our dedication to inclusivity, diversity and the collective wellbeing of our community," said Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) 

"We say YES to Indigenous research and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being – all of which shape us as a uniquely Australian world-class University."

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