Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students

Macquarie University is committed to creating our future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders. Through Walanga Muru, the Office of Indigenous Strategy, our University provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with tailored, individual services and a culturally safe place to excel in their learning journey and complete their chosen degree.

Walanga Muru provides quality support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including academic advice, enrolment support, tailored inductions, early entry pathways, tutoring, and scholarship support. The aim of Walanga Muru is to:

  • lead in the provision of high-quality educational experiences and outcomes for Indigenous people
  • promote and foster educational and employment outcomes for Indigenous people
  • provide a culturally inclusive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff
  • provide the University with leadership and guidance on cultural matters.

Walanga Muru is a Darug language name meaning 'follow your path'. At Walanga Muru, we seek to support and assist students to choose the right path to take, to navigate the obstacles and tangles of life, and to emerge as strong, resilient leaders.

Welcome to country

The Welcome to Country is spoken by local Darug Elder, Aunty Julie Janson

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WALANGA MURU - OFFICE OF INDIGENOUS STRATEGY
Building W3A, Room 305
Macquarie University, North Ryde NSW 2109
T: (02) 9850 4498 
F: (02) 9850 7735
E: emily.sutton@mq.edu.au

  • Cultural engagement

    The Walanga Muru cultural adviser, Sue Pinckham, aims to build the cultural capability of all students and staff and foster Macquarie's relationships with Indigenous communities.

  • Walanga Muru tutorial program

    The Walanga Muru Tutorial Program (WMTP) is a Commonwealth-funded program designed to close the gap that exists between the educational outcomes of Indigenous Australians and other Australians.

  • Student spaces

    We provide recreational and study spaces specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to enjoy at their leisure.

  • Career support

    The Career and Employment Service empowers and assist students in their professional development.

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