Indigenous Student Information
The Unit has a major responsibility for facilitating and encouraging the access, participation and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the University of Queensland. To this end, there are staff in the Unit who assist students with academic matters such as choosing subjects, accessing literature, computer and other resources. Staff also assist with personal matters that impact upon students’ studies. It is a primary objective of Unit staff to encourage students to develop successful, independent learning habits.
There are over 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at the University of Queensland's St Lucia, Gatton, Ipswich and Herston campuses. This section provides information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are, or wish to become, students at the University of Queensland.
The Alternative Entry section outlines how to go about applying for enrolment to the University and outlines the selection process and procedures.
The ITAS section describes the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme and how it works at the University of Queensland.
The Scholarships and Prizes section describes several scholarships which are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the University of Queensland.
A Style Guide is included to help Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike research and write assignments of high quality.
Finally, a section is devoted to International Students, covering commonly-asked questions and useful links for overseas students thinking of coming to Australia to undertake courses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
Goorie Berrimpa Indigenous Students' Association
Goorie Berrimpa is the Indigenous Students' Association at the University of Queensland, and is a Department of the University of Queensland Union. Throughout the year, Goorie Berrimpa will be involved with a number of campaigns around issues effecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at UQ, and broader community. In particular, Goorie Berrimpa and the UQ Union organise major events to coincide with National Sorry Day, an annual event aimed at remembering the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were forcibly removed by the authorities from their families. National Sorry Day events, and other events organised by Goorie Berrimpa aim to promote harmony between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. For more information about Goorie Berrimpa, contact the UQ Union on 3377 2200, visit the Goorie Berrimpa office on Level 4 of the Union Building or go to the webpage.