Outreach exists to increase the visibility of Indigenous academic role models and provide students with ‘touchpoints’ that foster aspirations and give valuable insights into the world of tertiary study and beyond. The program is about shifting the conversation around education and achievement to one of high expectations and a world of possibilities.
We draw on Aurora’s growing network of talented Indigenous scholars to speak at high school events about their academic and career journey. The students get a great insight into uni life, potential career pathways and what lessons the role models learned along the way. The program is unique because:
- 100% of role models are Indigenous
- 100% of role models are high academic achievers
- 100% of role models are leaders who are committed to giving back to their community to support the next generation