Jumbunna is the home away from home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students at UTS. We provide a friendly and professional environment where students can come to study, seek advice or just relax. We have just moved to our new location on Level 6 of the UTS Tower building.
This new location is a purpose built facility that ensures that UTS Indigenous students have access to physical environments that are of culturally affirming, supportive and encourage the creation of our indigenous community.
Our Learning Development and Support Services staff at Jumbunna have all worked extensively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in various capacities in the public and private sector. They have worked at UTS:Insearch, Centrelink and other social services as well as at the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) and in Indigenous employment. Our unit is comprised of a number of different teams: Outreach, Learning Development, Research and Indigenous Student Services.
Our Student Services Officers are here to help you with uni life in first year and beyond. They understand the tools needed to achieve academic success and overall wellbeing at uni and are dedicated to supporting you through any challenges - academic, personal or otherwise.
Our Student Services Officers engage in one-on-one discussion with you in relation to coursework, assignments and adjusting to the demands of uni life. They can provide advice or assist, refer, advocate and liaise with faculties or other units within the university on your behalf.
Composed of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people from all over Australia and New Zealand, the majority of Jumbunna’s staff are either currently engaged in or have previously attended university as both undergraduate and postgraduate students – we understand the challenges students face. Jumbunna is a social place where staff are more than happy to chat to students and share their knowledge and experience.
Our Research team works on matters of importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people their families and their communities. We aim to produce the highest quality research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal and policy issues and advocate on their behalf. We are the only Indigenous research team in Australia that has an active litigation arm.