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‘We believe that Indigenous education is not only about creating opportunities for Indigenous people, but is equally about creating opportunities for all Australians to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous Australia – the most ancient thread in our national fabric. It is about taking us all into the future. It is about nation building.’ Jumbunna Director, Professor Michael McDaniel
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UTS and Jumbunna recognise the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Owners and holders of knowledge of the places where our campuses stand. We acknowledge elders both past and present and recognise the contribution that Indigneous people make to the academic and cultural life of the university.

Our integrated approach to Indigenous education is raising the status of Indigenous people at UTS. We have made the university’s Indigenous commitment core business – the responsibility of all of us.

Situated in the heart of the city and at the centre of UTS, Jumbunna is that little place within a big place where our students know they belong. We provide academic and cultural support to all of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Outreach and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in schools, TAFE and community is a core part of our vision for creating a place where all Indigenous Australians have access to education and the benefits it brings.

There are many pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to study at UTS. We're here to help you find one that's right for you.

Discover more about the support services and dynamic facilities available to UTS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Indigenous students at UTS

Galuwa Experience

Galuwa Experience is a fantastic chance for young Indigenous high school students to discover the opportunities a degree in engineering or IT can provide.
Exploring new ideas while building cars from mouse traps

Nanga Mai

Nanga Mai means 'to dream' in Gadigal, and that's what we want Indigenous students to do, get a taste of what uni is like, and dream big about their future.
Bugs! Everyone loves books about bugs

Indigenous Literacy Day

This year an acclaimed writer will join our program of events and Sydney Story Factory will join us again when Year 5 & 6 students become authors.
Nanga Mai Parents and Community
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Ngana Mai parents and community day

Parents, caregivers, community members and anyone who cares for Indigenous youth to come to UTS and be part of the journey.
Jumbunna Direct Entry Program
Direct Entry

Entry to UTS for Indigenous Australians

At Jumbunna, an ATAR isn’t the be all and end all. Whether you're a current school leaver or mature aged, all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can apply for Direct Entry at UTS.
Jumbunna Unistart

An alternative pathway to UTS

UNISTART is a new program designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to explore academic life with a view to gaining entry into a university degree. UNISTART will ease you into campus life and give you a realistic taste of what uni is all about.
Indigenous Excellence in Education and Research

Jumbunna newsletter - Number 1, 2016

Jumbunna publishes a newsletter several times during the year -  If you would like a copy mailed to you, please call 02 9514 1902.

For an electronic copy of our latest newsletter, please click on the following icon:

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Would you like to study in 2017?

Applications for the 2017 Admissions Cycle will open from August 2016.

Jumbunna Research

Jumbunna Research - Strengthening Indigneous Communities aims to produce the highest quality research on Indigenous legal and policy issues and to develop highly skilled Indigenous researchers.

To find out more visit our research strength.


Contact Jumbunna

Contact Jumbunna staff to talk about courses, support needs, scholarships, research opportunities or anything else about life at UTS.

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