Student advancement

The Student Advancement team collaborates with all faculties and services across the University of Newcastle.

The team can provide you with proactive support throughout your studies and help you develop relationships that meet the cultural, academic, financial, social, physical and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous students. We also provide guidance on programs, courses, scholarships and University support services.

Whatever campus you choose to study at, Student Advancement staff are present to assist you.

The Student Advancement team are your key contact for individual student success. The team will provide you with opportunities to network with other like-minded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and assist you in achieving your academic, social or cultural goals throughout your studies.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Student Guide

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Student Guide

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Academic support

Wollotuka academic support includes the Indigenous Tutorial Program and access to Wollotuka's Learning Adviser, who provides academic support which includes but is not limited to consultations, workshops, online resources and academic success plans. If you’re struggling with your workload or don’t fully understand your course content, one-on-one tutoring support can identify and address any of your academic needs.

Health and wellbeing

Wollotuka assists with a range of activities and services for students that support physical, mental and cultural health and wellbeing. If you are feeling stressed about your studies or overwhelmed juggling everything, you are not alone.

If you are unsure who to talk to, our Student Advancement staff are a great first point of contact to connect you with other support services.

Financial wellbeing

With so much time dedicated to attending classes and studying, it’s not uncommon to feel the pinch at the hip pocket.

If you are doing it tough financially – whether it be that you aren’t sure how you’ll afford your course or have the bills stacking up – there are a range of financial services to help keep you afloat.

Student experience

Wollotuka facilitates a range of activities and experiences for you to connect with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Be sure to touch base with the Student Advancement team to keep up to date with news and events.

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.