The University of Newcastle, Australia

Support for Indigenous students

The University of Newcastle has been at the forefront of Indigenous education for 25 years, actively supporting the aspirations of Indigenous people through study and employment opportunities.

The University is home to some of the most prolific and insightful Indigenous students, academics and researchers in the country, who are canvassing a diverse and unique range of issues and themes.

In 2008, the Australian Universities Quality Agency commented that the University of Newcastle is the 'Australian leader in Indigenous education and collaboration'. Almost half of the Indigenous doctors in Australia graduated from UoN.

The Wollotuka Indigenous Support Unit, in conjunction with the Gibalee Aboriginal Learning Centre at the Central Coast campus, underpins the most comprehensive range of Indigenous studies programs available in Australia. Yapug is designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain skills for entry into health and other professions.