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25 November 2019

Summer school inspires next generation of Indigenous teens

Students from around Australia will attend the University of Sydney's Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program. Living on campus and taking part in tailored workshops, they'll discover what higher education has to offer.
12 July 2019

Why cultural competence is important

As Australia celebrates NAIDOC Week 2019, we talk to Rebecca Halliday, Sydney's new Director of Indigenous External Relationship Development, about why the University's focus on cultural competence is so important.
08 July 2019

Winter program helps to secure a place at University

Year 12 Indigenous students will travel across Australia to attend the University of Sydney's Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program, an academic preparation and university support program that successfully leads to university enrolments.
27 May 2019

2019 Sandra Cadwallader Scholarship winner announced

A generous scholarship enables an ambitious Indigenous student who lives 400 kilometres from Sydney to achieve his dream of studying economics.
06 May 2019

$10m commitment to invest in Aboriginal training and jobs program

A $10 million commitment by the Federal Opposition announced today will help grow the University of Sydney's highly successful Aboriginal jobs and skills program.
09 April 2019

Indigenous skills vital to conservation research outcomes

Sydney conservation biologists have demonstrated Indigenous rangers are an essential part of scientific research outcomes, and urge researchers around the world to give Indigenous peoples a voice.
03 April 2019

A man of his word: revitalising an Indigenous language

At the start of European settlement, there were two hundred and fifty Aboriginal languages. Today, only twenty are widely spoken. Nathan Schrieber's language, Gunggay, was about to be lost until he made it his mission to bring it back.
21 March 2019

Aboriginal Australia's smash hit that went viral

In a time before radio, songs were shared between Aboriginal groups at large social gatherings and spread enormous distances. One such song known as Wanji-wanji has travelled some thousands of kilometres and remained unchanged over the past 150 years.
21 March 2019

What is needed to improve diversity and inclusion in Australia

Harmony Day, a day set aside every year to celebrate Australia's cultural diversity, is celebrated on the same day as the International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is a day for both the celebration of multiculturalism but also a day to resolve to eliminate racism and xenophobia.
19 March 2019

Scholarship program triples completion rates for Aboriginal TAFE students

A unique teaching approach has more than tripled Aboriginal students' completion rates at TAFE, new research from the University of Sydney has found.