‘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
UTS and Jumbunna recognise the Gadigal and Guring-gai 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.
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
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