The University of Sydney’s Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu ("thinking path to make tomorrow") strategy outlines our commitment to creating higher education and leadership opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and for valuing Indigenous culture.
We have already seen the start of a wonderful process of connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives to our Business School, the University and our nation's vibrant identity.
We are committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop community businesses, starting with young people interested in a career in business.
We deliver a tailored workshop, Launching Your Business Career, in rural communities to promote the study of business and careers in business.
The Business School is working with 40K Plus, a social business collective whose mission is to make a positive impact in society through social enterprises. We are developing an after-school literacy and numeracy program for rural and remote Aboriginal communities with the aim of supporting children’s learning to enable them to graduate successfully from school and to seek meaningful employment upon graduation.
We offer a multi-layered approach to supporting the academic and personal preparation of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for higher education. This includes opportunities for students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 to experience university life, engage in fun, educational activities in a supportive and inclusive environment at our on-campus events and week-long residential Summer and Winter programs. Find out more.
We have a dedicated learning support officer for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who provides advice for students requiring academic support.
BlueScope Steel Australia has donated $75,000 to the Business School to establish a scholarship for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student. The total value of the Scholarship is $75,000 ($25,000 per year), and will be awarded to a student enrolled on a full-time basis in a bachelor's degree at the University of Sydney Business School.