SCU paves the way for indigenous students
Southern Cross University (SCU) has come up with a direct enrolment program for indigenous students to encourage greater attendance at university.
Head of SCUs Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, Glenn Woods, said as part of the program Gnibi staff will travel to remote and rural communities to conduct interviews with prospective students and offer them a place at SCU based on that assessment.
While the scheme is targeted at indigenous students, it will be open to anyone wishing to study at Gnibi, Mr Woods said. We recognise just how daunting it is to go through the regular application process. Many people living in indigenous communities may lack formal high school qualifications but still want to study at university. Even for those who have a year 12 equivalent, getting into a university may seem too difficult to achieve. At Gnibi, our Indigenous Students Support team has put a lot of effort into making our indigenous students feel welcome and supporting them in every aspect of their studies.
For more information on the direct enrolment scheme or courses available phone Gnibi College on 6620 3959.