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Student Support

Murrup Barak

Murrup Barak Institute for Indigenous Development provides support for current and future Indigenous students at the University of Melbourne. Visit Murrup Barak in the Old Physics Building (Bulding 128) or contact them on murrup-barak@unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8344 7722.

ITAS

What is ITAS?
The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) is a specialised tutorial program established by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) to enhance educational outcomes for Indigenous Australians. It provides funding to Murrup Barak to employ qualified tutors who work one-to-one with enrolled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist students with their academic studies. Administered at the University by Murrup Barak as the ITAS Academic Excellence Program, it utilises current university staff and students to perform both individual and group tutoring for students across a broad range of discipline areas. This service is provided free to Indigenous students at the University.

How does ITAS work with the Bachelor of Environments?

For more information, see ITAS Academic Excellence Program or contact Murrup Barak on murrup-barak@unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8344 7722.

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships offered by the University of Melbourne specifically for Indigenous students. Find out more about Indigenous scholarships offered at the University.
Find out more about Indigenous scholarships offered outside of the University.

UMSU – Indigenous

The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) Indigenous Department give voice to the Indigenous students to ensure they have the best university experience possible. Find out more about the UMSU Indigenous Department or contact Tyson Holloway-Clarke, 2015 Indigenous Officer indigenous@union.unimelb.edu.au

IGSA

The Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA) aims to:

  • maintain regular forums for graduate presentations on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.
  • encourage social and cultural interactions of all graduate students with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.
  • enhance the academic and professional life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduate students.

Find out more about the IGSA or contact Todd Fernando, Interim Chair fernandot@student.unimelb.edu.au