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Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

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

A welcome to the University of Sydney from Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
          (Indigenous Strategy and Services).

Smoking image from National Reconciliation Week 2018

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.

An inspirational success story

Mitchell Gibbs, PhD candidate in marine biochemistry, explains what it’s like to study at Sydney as an Indigenous science student.

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.

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