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Student Support

Wirltu Yarlu offers services and support for students that complement the wide range of university services that are also on offer.

The services listed below are available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to give you the best possible support while you're studying.

  • Personal SupportHow we can support regarding personal matters

    Wirltu Yarlu Student Services Officers Student Services Officers are here to provide support with a range of personal and academic issues that students may face within their time here at university.

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    Wirltu Yarlu Cultural Advisors Rosemary Wanganeen and Rodney (Rod) O’Brien are employed as Cultural Advisors to assist with cultural issues, identity, protocol, well-being and support, and Welcome to Country (Fee for service). Contact us to make an appointment

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    Yarn Up Wirltu Yarlu operates a student drop-in services called ‘Yarn-Up’ which is open Tuesday to Thursday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, no appointment necessary. Drop in and have a yarn to one of the student support officers about anything during these times.

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    Counselling Support Counselling Support is free and confidential, and is available to all enrolled students seeking to address issues that may be affecting their study and life.

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    Disability Support Disability Support can help you manage ways to accommodate your disability whilst at Uni so you can focus your energies towards your studies.

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    Student Care Student Care staff offer independent information, advocacy and referral across a range of academic and administrative issues to all students enrolled at the University of Adelaide.

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    University Health Practice Adelaide Unicare has a fully operational medical clinic at the North Terrace Campus that provides health services to students and staff of the University. .

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  • Academic SupportSupport regarding academic matters

    Wirltu Yarlu Tutorial Program A free specialised tutorial program that provides opportunities for mentoring and weekly tuition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at the University of Adelaide. This is a free service.

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    Indigenous Student Mentors (ISMs) Faculty based support that focusses on program advice, enrolments and academic issues.

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    Maths Learning Centre The Maths Learning Centre helps students succeed in learning and using the maths they need for university. They offer a maths bridging course called MathsTrack as well as a drop in centre and workshops.

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    Writing Centre The Writing Centre offers a drop in centre and workshps for practical advice and strategies to master reading, writing, note-taking, and referencing techniques for success at university.

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  • Life Outside of the ClassroomWays to get involved at the University

    Research Seminars Wirtlu Yarlu Research Seminar series showcases research undertaken by Aboriginal staff and students across the University.

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    Clubs & Societies Joining a club is the best way to meet new people who share your interests and to make friends on campus. There are more than 100 clubs of all kinds – social, political, faculty-based, activity-based.

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    Student Representative Council (SRC) Steven Pappin is looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students interested in forming the FIRST Indigenous Students Association. Please contact Steven or Wirltu Yarlu if you are interested.


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T: +61 8 8313 3623
(Country and interstate callers tollfree on 1800 651 763)
F: +61 8 8313 4396

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