Prospective students get a 'taste of uni' CDU style 


Over 300 Indigenous students will get a taste of tertiary and vocational education when they visit Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina and Palmerton campuses as part of the ‘Taste of Uni’ program next week.

The Taste of Uni program is an annual event open to Indigenous secondary school students, established by Professor MaryAnn Bin-Sallik and hosted by the Indigenous Academic Support Unit.

Though the program has been running since 2004, this will be the first year that Palmerston campus has been included, increasing the range of sessions available to students.

The years nine through 12 students from local and remote high schools and Community Education Centres will visit the campus as part of ‘Taste of Uni’ festivities held over two days from 23-24 May.

Students will be guided by Indigenous academic support staff and will visit many different discipline areas around both campuses to get a ‘taste’ of what university life will be like.

They will be provided with information to assist them in making informed choices about their education options when they finish school, as well as finding out what support options are available to them when they commence study with CDU.

Marley Mitchell, a first year Indigenous engineering student at CDU spoke about his participation in the Taste of Uni program when he was still at high school.

‘The Taste of Uni experience was extremely helpful to me, not only in choosing to study at CDU, but also helping to decide to that engineering was the right career path for me,’ he explained.

For further information about Taste of Uni contact Kathy Arbon on 8946 6037.