A two-way university 'out bush'

Thursday 26 July 2018

Educating remote Aboriginal leaders of tomorrow

Macquarie University has been working with members of Ngukurr and Numbulwar communities of south east Arnhem Land to establish a remote Study Hub at Wuyagiba outstation.

They are currently undertaking a fund-raising drive for basic infrastructure and funding for local Aboriginal staff and equipment so the idea can be trialed in Sept-October this year. The Study Hub will be free to students and all equipment provided. 

So far, 25 students have applied from Ngukurr for the Trial Tertiary Preparation Course.

The trial has already received some substantial donations and support from Macquarie University but needs about $50,000 more by September to cover all expected costs.

The Wuyagiba Study Hub website has more information, including a link for donations.

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In collaboration with the Atlas of Living Australia, the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis contibuted to an inital two-way indigenous engagement case study in Arnhem Land.

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