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Indigenous Academic Support News

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Indigenous Academic Support Unit


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Charles Darwin University

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issue 19

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13 ISSUE 19 | September 2009 The IAS team provides high level support and assistance to Indigenous students studying at CDU through: Provision of specialist orientation programs for new Indigenous students. Assistance with enrolment applications and course information. Provision of academic support and referrals for tutoring from the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS), through which individual or group tutorial assistance can be arranged. Access to a well-appointed Indigenous student common room, computer lab, tutorial room and large undercover seating area with fans and lights at Casuarina campus. Excellent student facilities are also available at Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs campuses as well as the Tennant Creek Training Centre. Assistance with top-up printing costs for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE) students. Development of your leadership and public speaking skills as an Indigenous Student Ambassador for CDU. How caN INdIgENoUS acadEmIc SUpporT HElp yoU? Referral to support agencies (e.g., counsellors) and information and assistance for accessing other services on campus e.g., Support & Equity Services, which also includes access to disability services. Assistance with finding suitable accommodation through North Flinders International House, Mission Australia or Aboriginal Hostels. Provision of information about scholarships and other opportunities that become available for students from time to time, as well as assistance with the preparation and submission of scholarship applications. Provision of advocacy support (e.g., helping to deal with study problems, scholarship payments, access to Centrelink/Abstudy, etc). Regular visits to schools and community organisations to discuss study options and educational and career pathways available at CDU. Preparation and broad email distribution of monthly Indigenous Academic Support newsletter. fINaNcIal HElp for STUdENTS SUNNINg HIll bUrSary opENS doorS for INdIgENoUS STUdENTS Indigenous students enrolled at Charles Darwin University have been given a boost following a $30,000 donation from the Melbourne Community Foundation to establish the Sunning Hill Bursary. The donation of $10,000 annually for three years will provide Indigenous students enrolled at CDU the capacity to access financial assistance of up to $500. Funds may be used to purchase special course requirements, assistance to attend relevant conferences/seminars, and unexpected or one-off expenses that cannot be met by any other income source. To apply for funds, students must complete an application form and lodge it with the staff of the Gurinbey Indigenous Academic Support Unit. For more information, and to obtain an application form, contact Gurinbey on 8946 7413 or email iasureception@cdu.edu.au mailto:iasureception@cdu.edu.au