Ramingining CEC students sample uni life 


A group of senior secondary students from Ramingining recently toured Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina Campus as a part of a week long Careers Expo.

In all, thirteen Ramingining students attended a half day tour of CDU which was coordinated by Cynthia Coyne of CDU’s Indigenous Academic Support Unit.

The students were introduced to a number of courses and possible careers, including contemporary music, information technology and aquaculture and horticulture.

Indigenous academic support lecturer, Cynthia explained that the tour was aimed at giving these Indigenous students the opportunity to visit specific areas of study and speak to lecturers and coordinators, gaining a better understanding of university life.

‘Two Ramingining CEC year 12 students who attended last years’ tour of CDU enrolled in courses at CDU during the first semester of this year,’ she said.

‘And two of last year’s year 11 Ramingining CEC students, Valerie Malibirr and Deleece Gurrawurra, who again toured CDU this year, are extremely keen to study at CDU next year, and are interested in courses and careers in the health and law disciplines.’

The tour concluded with a BBQ lunch for the students in CDU’s picturesque Chinese Gardens.

For more information on the Indigenous Academic Support Team go to www.cdu.edu.au/study/indigacadsupport.html.