If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student you can participate in a number of Future Moves’ activities to build and support your journey towards gaining a degree at university through the Danygamalanha Program.
Future Moves’ Danygamalanha activities include:
- The Strong Moves Program which aims to increase your awareness of tertiary study and highlights how you can make it possible.
- Sky Stories provides an out of the ordinary focus for students, teachers, family members and community to make connections to science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
- Strong Moves Camp include workshops, sessions and guest speakers that look to build awareness, cultural linkages, career options and aspiration. Camps are held on campus with localised content and link to industry.
Through participation in Danygamalanha you can build aspiration and awareness of university options and pathways to achieve your career goals; hear from local guest speakers about their university journey; experience a university campus in a planned tour guided by a student; and participate in a range of activities to build confidence, motivate and develop opportunities.
Schools and students can plan focused activities on campus or in community with Future Moves.
Community engagement and consultation is an important part of the program with support from Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups and Aboriginal communities giving a strong and localised focus across all campuses.
To find out more about the Danygamalanha program and how to get involved, click on the images below, download the Danygamalanha_Brochure and Danygamalanha_Poster, or contact the Program Coordinator in your area.
Future Moves also works closely with the CSU Indigenous Access Program.
The Indigenous Access Program is a five-day entry program which helps students:
- Build confidence in preparing for university
- Undertake a range of assessments to determine your suitability for your chosen course
- Create a personalised pathway plan for your academic future
- Access course advice from staff
- Meet other students
- Gain career guidance and support
Successful completion of this course provides entry to a range of CSU Bachelor courses.
Find out if the degree you want to study is eligible for this course.
The National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) uses science to place Indigenous youth in leadership positions so they gain the confidence, motivation and skills to stay in school and consider pathways to higher education.
In 2016, Future Moves in partnership with Macquarie University brought NISEP to Year 9 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from four regional schools in the Mid-North Coast. Students from these schools had the opportunity to interact with Charles Sturt University students, Aboriginal Elders, science academics and high school staff as they learned about science in a fun and engaging way.
The activity positively changed students’ perceptions about science and many of them now view science as a viable option in senior High School years and tertiary education.