Cultural engagement

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. Sue brings her wealth of community and service provision experiences to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

The role of the cultural adviser includes:

  • promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' self-confidence in their cultural and heritage
  • fostering students' understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
  • building Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' resiliency and aspirations
  • introducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to local Aboriginal communities
  • working with academic staff to better understand the cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • sharing learnings and life experiences about Aboriginal heritage and history
  • building trust and respect between the University and local Indigenous communities

Ask Sue a question

T: (02) 9850 8653
E: Sue.Pinckham@mq.edu.au
Building W3A, Room 308

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