Indigenous students

If you are an Indigenous student, you have access to all the support you need to succeed.

From financial assistance to help with your study to our specialised tutoring scheme, we are here to help you through to graduation.

A few of the support services available to Indigenous students include:

The Wollotuka Institute

The Wollotuka Institute offers a variety of services to help Indigenous students settle into university life and get the most out of their studies.

Our highly qualified, Indigenous staff are here to help, so if you have a question or need to talk, visit or contact the Institute anytime.



Birabahn Building, Callaghan campus
(02) 4921 6863 
Fax: (02) 4921 6985

Room X111, NeW Space, City Campus
(02) 4921 5307
Fax: (02) 4921 6985

Room IRC-209, Ourimbah Campus
Phone: (02) 4349 4500
Fax: (02) 4921 6985

Available services

    Indigenous Tutoring Program (ITP)

    Looking for some extra study help? Wollotuka’s Indigenous Tutoring Program (ITP) is an academic support program available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at the University of Newcastle.

    The goal of the program is to enable students to identify and address their academic assistance needs and become self-directed, independent learners and critical thinkers.

    Tutors are available for all areas of study and times are flexible.

    Simply read and complete the student application form or contact the Wollotuka Institute for further information.

    Video: Indigenous Tutoring Program

    The Student Advancement Team

    The Student Advancement and Experience team provide proactive advice and support regarding programs, courses, University policy and procedures.

    They are your key support to all activities relating to individual student success including personal (health, accommodation, financial and scholarships etc) social and cultural (sporting, clubs, Indigenous culture and events etc), and professional support (internships and jobs on campus).

    Wollotuka Learning Development Officer

    The Learning Development Officer brings a wealth of knowledge and specialised services to enhance students’ learning experience.

    In particular:

    • Assignment writing: strategies that help you understand, plan, structure and write assignments.
    • Masterclasses: small group classes with takeā€‘home resources aimed at providing you with strategies for successful learning. The focus is on common issues such as exam preparation, referencing, effective reading and note-taking, and time management.
    • Personal consultations: including face-to-face or phone appointments. There is also online assignment feedback via the virtual consultation service.

    The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.