More than 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 9 students from seven Illawarra In2Uni high schools demonstrated their ability to lead using traditional Indigenous methods during the inaugural two-day Leading Through Culture Program pilot, held at Wollongong campus in June.

A collaboration between UOW and the Department of Education, the Program aims to position Aboriginal and Torres Strait students as leaders, enabling them to investigate and enquire about ways to develop their sense of leadership within their school and broader community. It also aims to create a relationship between the students and UOW, to help them understand that the university is a culturally diverse space, which values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, people and knowledges.

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