This meaning reflects our core values of respect, commitment, empowerment, reciprocity, inclusiveness, collaboration, interconnectedness, integrity, generosity of spirit and creativity.
We seek positive transformation of Indigenous social, political and economic life and wellbeing through supporting the higher education aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Welcome to Flinders University, and to the Yungkurrinthi community network. As part of our network you will join over 400 current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and those who have graduated from Flinders since our first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alumni graduated in the early 1970s.
Yungkurrinthi Student Engagement sits within the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement. We are committed to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student access, participation, retention and success. We provide a range of services and supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and our team of highly qualified staff is dedicated to supporting you throughout your student journey.
Emilee Pyrke Bachelor of Arts, pathway to Master of Teaching (Secondary)
As a new student you are invited to attend our orientation program, which is aimed at facilitating your transition into university. Run in February and July, the program focuses on cultural identity and developing foundation university study skills. It’s a great opportunity for you to meet and get to know other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff.
Become a student ambassador and support Yungkurrinthi Student Engagement at events, workshops and school engagement on a casual employment basis. A fun and engaging way to boost your resume and work experience while giving back to prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Social events are held regularly, including free lunches, student forums and morning teas.
There are opportunities across the year to attend significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events such as the Reconciliation SA Breakfast, the Apology Breakfast and community NAIDOC events.
Indigenous Uni Games is a national annual event. A week-long multi-sport competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. For more information please contact your Indigenous Student Support Officer.
Across Flinders SA and NT campuses. Elders on Campus can provide cultural mentoring, support, advice, information and referral to support the wellbeing and success of students studying at Flinders.
You are welcome to drop into Yungkurrinthi Trruku at Bedford Park at any time. We provide a culturally safe space in the Tjilbruke Student Lounge, where you can study, chill, have a cup of coffee, watch TV or catch up with staff and fellow students. You can also access the computer lab and printer/photocopying facilities.
There are also study spaces based at Sturt Campus and Northern Territory campuses.
The Tjilbruke Student Lounge is located on level 3 of the Yungkurrinthi Trruku building at Bedford Park campus, and study rooms are located on level 1.
You can access the lounge and study rooms in line with current social distancing requirements:
Yungkurrinthi support staff are also located on level 3, so they are readily available to provide support and assistance.
The artwork is the creation of contemporary Aboriginal artist Elizabeth Close, a Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara woman and Flinders alumna, who graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2011.
This artwork responds to and reflects the incredible natural landscape in and around Flinders, whilst activating the space in a dynamic and energising way. The artwork seeks to place into stark relief, the elements of earth and water, coast and landscape; sun, flora and fauna.
ISSO’s work directly with students to provide one-on-one support throughout the student lifecycle on a range of matters, from pre-enrolment advice through to post graduate studies and assist with pathways to further study or employment. Staff can also provide you with referrals to health and counselling, disability or any other services you may need to access.
ISSO staff profiles and contact information can be found on FLO
To maintain social distancing requirements, the study rooms on level 1 require booking between 9am and 5pm Monday through to Friday and are available to book for two hours per person per day during these times. The number of people in each room at any one time is now restricted as per the signs on each room door. To book a study room contact reception or your Indigenous Student Support Officer on 8201 3033.
Swipe card access is required to the Tjilbruke Student Lounge and the study rooms, which you can organise through reception on level 2 or on 8201 3033.
The Deadly Study Program aims to provide students with flexible access to culturally responsive academic study advice. Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, the program employs study advisors who can support you to develop study skills with managing your university and study needs, be that via effective time management, academic engagement, planning and writing essays, preparing for exams and presentations, researching, and referencing. They can also provide academic advocacy to help you resolve any issues that may arise during your study. Study advisors are available meet face to face or online and hosts a number of study resources online at FLO.
Scaffolding student success and wellbeing, the Deadly Study Program works closely with the Yungkurrinthi Tutorial Program to ensure students are supported throughout their degrees, setting you up for your future prospects.
YTP provides free tutoring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in degree programs at Flinders. YTP connects you to a tutor who has expertise in your subject area and can support you to develop your understanding and critical engagement in the curriculum.
Apply for the program
Fill in the online application.
To register your interest as a tutor for the Yungkurrinthi Tutorial Program, please email email@example.com
For further information contact Michelle:
Phone: 8201 3199
There are many options available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students including:
We can also help you navigate the Centrelink process.
Scholarships - search the scholarships database for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Abstudy - a Centrelink administered program providing financial assistance for tertiary students.
Indigenous Student Professional Development Fund - apply for money to help you undertake a study related professional development activity. This might include travel, field trips, clinical placement, conference attendance or workshops.
Come in and chat with your Indigenous student support officer and we will help you find something that meets your needs.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are provided with automatic access to the Yungkurrinthi student hub portal, through FLO. The site is regularly updated with events, news and information relevant to your study and engagement at Flinders. We encourage you to access the site regularly to stay up-to-date.
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