Indigenous youths experience uni life

16-Sep-2015

Kade Green, 19, from Tennant Creek, finds out about exercise and sports science courses at CDU

Kade Green, 19, from Tennant Creek, finds out about exercise and sports science courses at CDU


Indigenous youths from the Barkly and East Arnhem Land have experienced university life in the Top End during a recent program at Charles Darwin University.

The 13 youths from Yirrkala and Tennant Creek discovered career pathways offered at CDU’s Casuarina and Palmerston campuses and toured Darwin to familiarise themselves with the area during the program.

This was the first week-long “Yirrkala Community Education Centre and Tennant Creek youth visit” run in Darwin by the Whole of Community Engagement Initiative, funded through the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnership Programme.

Participants stayed at International House Darwin and learned about Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training courses at CDU, including nursing, digital media production, music, exercise and sports science, engineering, horticulture and aquaculture, hairdressing and beauty.

They met CDU’s Indigenous student ambassadors and toured facilities including the CDU Library and the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education. They also visited the Batchelor Institute.

The visit was facilitated by the CDU Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership.

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