A new partnership agreement committing to giving Indigenous people a voice in their educational future was signed today at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast campus.
The University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, signed the Partnership Agreement, which is a statement of intent of how the Central Coast Regional Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) and the Wollotuka Institute of the University of Newcastle (UoN) are planning to work together.
It is the first formal agreement between a regional AECG and a university.
The University of Newcastle is a leader in providing education for Indigenous Australians. UoN’s enrolment of Indigenous students is almost double the sector average, and, in recent years, enrolments of Indigenous students have grown more than 20 per cent.
This Agreement builds on the University’s close relationship with the Central Coast Regional AECG.