First Nations students
Siena Stubbs – fine arts
For Yolngu (North East Arnhem Land) woman, Siena Stubbs, moving away from her family, friends and support network in North East Arnhem Land was one of the hardest things she has ever done. Siena found support in her fellow First Nation students and takes solace in knowing she is doing her little community proud on her journey to fulfil her aspirations of becoming a First Nations female film director.
Georgia Anderson – law and behavioural science (psychology)
Hear Umu Mere and Umai Lag woman, Georgia, talk about: using the Oodgeroo Unit as a resource; finding her footing at university; applying for scholarships and how everyone starts at square one.
Rhys Daley – paramedic science
Lamalama (Cape York Peninsula) man, Rhys, is a surf lifesaver who is studying a Bachelor of Paramedic Science. Hear Rhys’s journey from being a kid “not enjoying studying” in high school to being awarded the 2021 Jamie Jackway Scholarship as a first year student.
Cale Burge – sport and exercise science
Cale is a proud Wiradjuri man; sporting enthusiast, mixed martial arts competitor and studying for a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. Hear his journey to tertiary education from be expelled in high school, to working odd jobs and finally finding his feet as a uni student with a solid support network in the QUT Oodgeroo Unit.
Next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander industry professionals
The Oodgeroo Unit is our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support centre, committed to developing better access to university education for First Nations people, and promote higher levels of participation in tertiary education.