Nura Gili News Edition 26 Apr. 2016 - Page 24

About UNSW UNSW Australia has three campuses located in Kensington (main campus), Paddington (Art and Design) and Canberra (Australia Defence Force Academy). The main campus is located in Bidjigal country and situated near an 8000 year old campsite. This campsite was a place where the Indigenous people of that country would gather and meet to teach their culture, knowledge and stories to their next generation of leaders. In 1949, UNSW was established providing the opportunity to pave a long history of teaching and research excellence and to gain the reputation for graduating the brightest and most highly qualified students in the country. With nine prestigious and award winning faculties, over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs being taught and more than 50,000 students, from 120 countries, the campsite traditions of gathering, meeting, teaching and sharing are being carried from the past in to the present. About Nura Gili Prior to 2004 Nura Gili was known as the Aboriginal Education Program (AEP) and the Aboriginal Research and Resource Centre. The AEP was established to provide Indigenous Australians studying at UNSW with the support needed to fully succeed in their studies. With the increasing number of Indigenous Australian students enrolling at UNSW and the need for improved academic and studen support services, the AEP and Aboriginal Research and Resource Centre merged and became Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit. As a leader in Indigenous education, our purpose is to enrich Australia culturally and professionally. Nura Gili strives to enhance the capacity of Indigenous communities and individuals to engage in all aspects of Australian society - ensuring Indigenous knowledge, culture and histories are embedded in all aspects of the UNSW community. We provide a range of support services, Indigenous Studies programs and aspirational and pathways programs allowing us to be recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in academic and research excellence. About Balnaves Place: Home of Nura Gili It’s important for us to provide a space that’s inspiring and creative, a space that will give you the best possible start to your higher education. In 2012, with the support of the Balnaves Foundation, we were able to build a state-of-the-art, central, innovative teaching and learning facility located in the heart of UNSW. At Balnaves Place, you will have 24-hour access to modern facilites with the most up to date technology, free printing facilities and private rooms for group and individual study in a calm and relaxing environment. Our centre has been designed for you. Nura Gili News: www.nuragili.unsw.edu.au/nura-gili-news If you would like to contribute articles, news, letters and/or ideas please contact the editors: m.ah-seepeachey@student.unsw.edu.au and/or j.scott-funaki@unsw.edu.au. If you would like further information on Nura Gili’s programs, courses and facilities you are welcome to come and visit us or contact us: Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Balnaves Place, Lower Ground Floor Electrical Engineering Building UNSW Australia NSW 2052 Email: nuragili@unsw.edu.au General Enquiries: (02) 9385 3805 UNSW CRICOS Provider Code: 00098G | ABN: 57 195 873 179