At Murrup Barak, we connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with support services within our team and across the University. Our services are delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff members. We aim to provide a safe and supported educational journey for future and current students.
- We are a key point of contact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples wanting to find out more about studying at the University of Melbourne
- Our Student Success team provide support to students across academic, cultural and personal matters
- We work with other areas and faculties of the University, including assisting admissions processes with Stop 1
- We provide advice and guidance on programs and initiatives that are related to current and future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Our staff members work across a range of service delivery areas and strategic roles that are central to our vision and in line with our six values. These focus areas include Student Success, Outreach and Engagement and Strategic Projects. We also have administrative staff who liaise with the broader University to advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their experience. Our counterpart at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Wilin Centre also provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
You can find out about how Murrup Barak can support you by choosing a category applicable to your situation below.
We are the key contact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to know more about the University. Through our Outreach team, we can provide one-on-one help to our future students or those considering studying at the University. We assist students who are new to university or returning with:
- advice on starting and staying at university
- help to apply to university
- additional support if your application has been unsuccessful.
With our Student Success team, you’ll be well supported across academic, cultural, and personal matters.
We work closely with University Services, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student body and the wider community.
Strong relationships with our networks connect you with what you need to succeed whilst studying at university.
Teachers and Support Staff
Our Outreach team visit schools across Australia to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students about studying at university.
A visit from our team is engaging for school students, Koorie Education Support Officers, Indigenous Liaison Officers and other support staff.
You will receive key information and resources to keep the conversation going after we’ve met.
Our partnerships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples create valuable opportunities for our students to connect with community and culture in Victoria.
Murrup Barak is involved in the wider community off campus too. You’ll find our team at events like community days, career expos and information sessions.
We can also help community-controlled organisations with study pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
Our key role is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
We also work closely with other areas of the University to:
- advocate for future and current students
- join working groups and committees on projects that concern Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
- support eligibility processes.
Murrup Barak has six values that guide the way we operate and how we invite others to engage and work with us.
The University follows certain protocols that ensure appropriate acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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