Your success is fundamental to studying at the University with access to social, academic and cultural events that you can participate in to elevate your university experience.
We aim to create a welcoming and supportive environment at Murrup Barak for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the University of Melbourne. We host events specifically for mob across the academic year such as study nights, health and fitness classes, weekly lunches and workshops.
Enriching your experience at the University of Melbourne
Murrup Barak supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from the very start of your degree, through to graduation and beyond. We run an orientation program, Dhumbali, for commencing students at the beginning of each semester. Find out how you can participate in Dhumbali and get to know other mob at the University.
Indigenous Tutorial Access Scheme (ITAS)
ITAS provides tutoring sessions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students. The scheme is funded by the Commonwealth Government and we deliver the program. We strongly encourage all students to access the benefits of ITAS.Learn more about ITAS
Studying on campus
Murrup Barak provides study rooms that you can use 24/7. We also have rooms that are able to be booked for ITAS tutoring. As an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student, you also have access to a private computer room with complimentary printing, which can also be used for study.
The University is also well-equipped with on-campus study spaces that you can use as an alternative to the spaces provided in our building.
We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduate students studying at the University through a variety of networks. This includes direct, personal support for cultural and academic advocacy within a safe environment. Murrup Barak also provides academic and professional opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduate students through various events, lectures, and conferences.
In partnership with the Indigenous Graduate Student Association, we provide a safe space for graduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study in, located on Level 3, 100 Leicester Street (Building 278), Carlton. You will have access to the space via scanning your Student ID. The Common Room includes computers with access to complimentary printing, break-out areas for group work, lockers, and kitchen facilities.
If you are a student interested in how Murrup Barak can support your graduate study, please submit an enquiry and a member of our Student Success team will contact you.
We directly support current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with their future career options and further study opportunities, whether at the University or not. We aim to connect students with a specialist in their field that they are interested in and with faculty networks external to Murrup Barak. This also includes facilitating a productive transition for students from study to opportunities beyond graduating, such as internships or graduate roles.
Throughout the year, our events often showcase future study options and career pathways for graduates. We also host student mixers to help create connections between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates. We also collaborate externally with community stakeholders, supporting students to attend events, conferences and other academic and professional networking events.
If you are a student interested in how Murrup Barak can support your transition to further study or the workforce, please submit an enquiry and a member of our Student Success team will contact you.
If you want to learn more about what your university experience may look like, check out our student life page.
Dhumbali is our orientation program for commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Students can get involved in extra-curricular activities or access additional support through the University of Melbourne Student Union.
Community connections and international partnerships
Murrup Barak has strong relationships within the community and on a global level, connecting with Indigenous Peoples across the world.