Engagement

We are providing new and increasing engagement opportunities for Indigenous students through outreach and leadership programs, for the University community through partnerships and collaborations, and for the general public through our Indigenous Orations and other events.

Outreach and leadership programs for Indigenous secondary and tertiary students

In collaboration with other universities and organisations, we offer a range of outreach and leadership programs for Indigenous students. Access more information about these programs below.

Indigenous Leadership, Excellence and Achievement Program
Business Pathways for Indigenous Students
Strengthening Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics and Science
Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School
Residential Indigenous Science Experience
Raise the Bar Academy

Our Orations

The University of Melbourne facilitates two Indigenous public orations a year: the Dungala Kaiela Oration and the Narrm Oration.

Relationships and partnerships

The University is building strong reciprocal relationships with Indigenous Australia. For more information about our University-wide strategic relationships and partnerships, visit their websites below.

A Wominjeka (Woi-wurrung word for welcome) happens towards the commencement of the academic year to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and their Elders past and present, upon whose land we study and work, and to welcome and acknowledge Indigenous students and staff. All members of the University community and the general public are invited to Wominjeka.

Lighting the fire at Wominjeka 2018

Photo: P Burston/External Relations

Aunty Lenore Parker and Aunty Loraine Padgham at Wominjeka 2018

Photo: P Burston/External Relations

Wangal United Dancers at Wominjeka 2018

Photo: P Burston/External Relations

Wangal United dancers at Wominjeka 2017

Photo: Peter Casamento

Smoking ceremony at Wominjeka 2017

Photo: Peter Casamento

Wangal United dance group at Wominjeka 2017

Photo: Peter Casamento

Speakers at Wominjeka 2017

Photo: Peter Casamento

Wominjeka 2016

Wurundjeri Dancers - Jindi Worbak at Wominjeka 2012

Aunty Di Kerr Welcome to Country at Wominjeka 2014

Dr Margaret Williams-Weir speaking at Wominjeka 2014

Students at Wominjeka 2014

Wurundjeri Dancers - Jindi Worbak at Wominjeka 2014

Aunty Joy Wandin speaking at the 2012 Wominjeka

Marcia Langton and Uncle Kevin Coombs