Robert Pocock is an inspiration to all prospective Indigenous students.
Having graduated from the Indigenous pre-law program in 2005, Robert is now in the second year of his Bachelor of Law.
When asked about his thoughts on the pathways program, Robert said it offered him a taste of what tertiary education was all about.
“I wasn’t quite sure about university, but the Indigenous pre-law program provided me with the opportunity to gain the skills required to enter and do well in my studies at CDU.”
Currently undertaking a cadetship through the Department of Justice on his semester breaks, Robert feels Charles Darwin University offers him the support and facilities he needs to succeed in his studies.
“The Indigenous academic support lecturers and tutors provide me with continued support and are always willing to help out where they can,” he said.
“The campus facilities are excellent, especially the law library and continuous computer access.
“Being born and breed in Darwin I have an extensive family here, so being close to them and home was a big factor in my choice to study at CDU,” said Robert.
Upon completion of his studies Robert hopes to put his theory into practice and become a lawyer working in the Territory.
During his free time you’ll most likely find Robert working on his 1977 Torana LX which he hopes to get race ready for his passion, drag racing.
The Indigenous Pre-Law, Pre-Business, Pre-Arts Program is a specially constructed enabling program providing Indigenous people with the opportunity to gain the skills and competencies necessary for entry and success in higher education courses.
The program is a specialist initiative in that it pre-teaches core concepts and materials, study skills and assessment/examination techniques used in each discipline in a culturally appropriate manner. Applications for the program close 6 October 2006.
Find out more about the Indigenous Pre-Law, Pre-Business, Pre-Arts Program.