Indigenous High School students get a taste of university life at ANU

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Indigenous High School students from across Australia had a taste of university life at The Australian National University (ANU).

More than 40 Indigenous Year 9 to 11 students from ACT, NSW and Queensland took part in the three day event at ANU.

Camp coordinator, Nerilee Flint said the program was aimed at getting students who wouldn't normally consider university study to start thinking about it.

Part of the camp involved students participating in interactive health sessions.

They were rotated through a series of health stations covering anatomy, hygiene, plastering and a scenario that showcases the skills of different health professionals

The health sessions were coordinated by the ANU Medical School Rural Medical Society (ARMS).

ARMS Indigenous Officer and Medical School student Amanda Steele said increasing the number of Indigenous students undertaking university health degrees was crucial to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes.

"It's a chance to have fun but also to get the students thinking about health careers," she said.

 

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