Students' Representative Council, University of Sydney
The Indigenous Collective is an inclusive, culturally safe and welcoming space for all students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. We stand by the idea that no matter how much milk, honey or sugar you add to tea, it’s still tea.
Akala and Thomas will be the office bearers for the 2019 Indigenous Collective, and look forward to meeting and getting to know all the new and existing Indigenous students at the University of Sydney. The Collective is here to support and guide all Indigenous students as they navigate University life. We are here to listen to your issues and ideas, give advice and support as well as be that extra helping hand and friendly face around campus – anything we can’t solve directly, we know where to find help and will be there with you until it is solved.
In 2019, we are striving to create an environment on campus that promotes Indigenous voices and creates action through a holistic Indigenous presence on campus across all disciplines, ages, origins and perspectives. We look forward to running multiple event throughout the year both within the University as well as in the local community ranging from Indigenous performances, sporting events and inviting Indigenous elders to campus to pass down their experiences.
We look forward to continually amplify Indigenous voices and work towards creating a campus that is cultural aware, competent and engaging.
Akala Newman (Wiradjuri) and Thomas Harrington (Bundjalung), 2019 Indigenous Office Bearers
Jackson Newell, Holly Kovac, & Akala Newman Hey mob! Call out for Indigenous stories start now for next semester’s Indigenous edition of Honi Soit. We are happy to review any content written by Indigenous students as First preference, and also content relating to Indigenous Australian affairs. Also a call out for artwork submissions to be […]
Jackson Newell, Holly Kovac and Akala Newman G’day mob! Welcome back for another semester. Over he last few weeks our Indigenous freshers have taken part in the amazing pre-uni prep Cadigan Program setting up all new undergraduate ATSI students to succeed in the first semester of uni. The hardest for all undergraduate student, but incredibly […]
Zhixian Wang, Helena Ng Wai Ting, Yifan Kong and Wenxin Fang This month has been a fruitful one for international student collective. The very first constitution of the collective has been finalised, and was implemented in the first election of the collective. Consequently, about 10 students were elected in the first election to work on […]