National Reconciliation Week (NRW) has been held in Australia every year between May 27 and June 3 since 1996. It provides the opportunity for all Australians to reflect on the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.
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Uni Preparation sessions for new Indigenous students are conducted prior to the start of the academic year. These sessions provide academic and study skills to prepare students for their new courses. They also provide an opportunity for new students to develop support networks, and to familiarise themselves with academic procedures and resources.
The sessions are organised to give students a non-threatening but realistic introduction to student life and expectations at university. Each Study Centre tailors its own sessions to suit the specific needs and match the resources available to the local students. Sessions may include;
The University Preparation for Indigenous Students sessions have been very successful in providing students with a sound foundation to make a comfortable start at university. Key indicators of success are the confidence and independence of students at the commencement of their program, often by being able to provide guidance or assistance to other new students. Feedback from participants has been very positive with students highlighting the value of the academic and study skill sessions and generally appreciating the opportunity of meeting support and resource people.
If you have any questions relating to the timing of the next UniPrep Program, please contact the Aboriginal Student Engagement Officer on your campus.