Growing Our Own: Supporting the educational journey of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia


Representatives from Griffith University’s GUMURRII Student Support Unit, Kungullanji Indigenous Undergraduate Research Program and Indigenous Research Unit will discuss how various initiatives at Griffith are raising aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students transitioning through university. GUMURRII Student Support Unit improves university access and success by providing culturally safe spaces and student support. The Kungullanji Program builds the research capacity of students and links with the Indigenous Research Unit, which supports Higher Degree Researchers and the Indigenous Research Community. Together this creates a community of Indigenous staff and researchers providing personal support and professional development within cultural spaces.