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29 May 2020

COVID-19 moved teaching online, but students & staff continue to thrive

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak, domestic and international students at the Business School are continuing to help social enterprises solve real-world business problems - some even across different time zones.
20 May 2020

Scholarship supports education and teaching of Indigenous language

In life and death moments, clarity and purpose can be found. Kelli Owen's moment showed her that she wanted to help Aboriginal kids know their traditional language. A scholarship helped her do it.
08 May 2020

From Sydney to Columbia: graduate awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarship

Gemma Tierney's journey to Columbia University started during high school, when she set her sights on studying physiotherapy. Now, she's headed to the US to further a career in healthcare, with a focus on Indigenous health.
17 January 2020

Live-in program inspires future engineers

25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from years 10, 11 and 12 have attended a one-week program at the Faculty of Engineering to learn key skills and meet experts from the sector.
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.