The message is clear to 400 Indigenous students who are visiting Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina Campus this week: ‘We have a course for everyone of you here’.
The students, from metropolitan and regional high schools, are on campus to experience a ‘Taste of Uni’. They are guided by our team of Indigenous Academic Support staff – who are committed to showing students what they can achieve at CDU.
The Dean of Indigenous Research and Education, Professor MaryAnn Bin-Sallik spoke about her education journey, starting her career as a nurse, she returned to study and now is a professor at CDU.
A warm welcome and words of wisdom were extended from all staff. Veronica McClintic, Indigenous Academic Support (IAS) lecturer in Law and Business said: ‘All dreams can be achieved, believe in yourself and go for it’.
Students will experience a ‘taste’ of courses in a wide range of areas – from trades and apprenticeships to higher education degrees. They will include exercise and sports science, education, information technology, plumbing, law, nursing, construction, trades, music, aquaculture, engineering, art (printmaking) and business.
During the two days, the students will have the opportunity to visit specific areas and speak to lecturers and coordinators, gaining a better understanding of university life.