Apply for the Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program!
14 – 19 January 2018 will see the University of Sydney’s Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program. It is an amazing way to try out different interests, and start thinking about what you might want to do after school.
Wingara Mura is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students going into Years 9 and 10 in 2018, and Bunga Barrabugu is for those going into Years 11 and 12. Both programs are based around a camp where you get to live on campus at the University of Sydney with your peers, and spend the week involved in great activities in the University’s world-class facilities during the day, and experiencing great adventures such as harbour cruises, theatre trips, or battle of the bands at night.
“When all 206 students assembled together, the feeling of unity and power was incredible. In that moment, I felt overwhelmingly proud and lucky to be Indigenous”, said a 2017 Wingara Mura student.
“I learnt where my passions lie.”
Wingara Mura – Year 9 and Year 10
Wingara Mura means “Thinking Path” in the Cadigal language, and is all about discovering your interests and giving you options!
Over the three days you will explore three different learning areas, and there are four different paths to choose from.
1. Connecting our world - expanding your universe
- Day 1 - Natural Science
- Day 2 - Business
- Day 3 - Engineering and IT
2. Creating change and raising the bar
- Day 1 - Arts and Humanities, Law, Education and Social Work
- Day 2 - Allied Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry
- Day 3 - Architecture and Visual Arts
3. Dollars and sense
- Day 1 - Business
- Day 2 - Arts and Humanities, Law, Education and Social Work
- Day 3 - Allied Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry
4. Open mind open heart
- Day 1 - Architecture and Visual Arts
- Day 2 - Music
- Day 3 - Arts and Humanities, Law, Education and Social Work
Bunga Barrabugu – Year 11 and Year 12
Bunga Barrabugu means “To Make Tomorrow” in Cadigal language, and is an opportunity for you to investigate your subject area of choice in-depth, and really experience the life of being a uni student. This camp is fun and thought provoking, and will equip you with some useful skills for your final years at school.
At Bunga Barrabugu you can choose to engage with one of the following options:
- Health Sciences and Nursing
- Architecture, Design and Planning
- Humanities and Law
- Education and Social Work
- Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy
- Natural Science
- Visual Arts
No matter what year you’re in, the Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program is about your future, and having fun while you learn how to get there in the oldest university in Australia.
Application Information: Applications for the Summer Program are now open! Applications close on September 15, but be aware that you need a letter from your school and parents so make sure you start your application now!
To download the brochure for more information on the program and how to apply, head here! http://sydney.edu.au/wpo/documents/summer_program_brochure_final.pdf
If you have further questions, you can get in touch with the program organisers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: The Summer Program is free of charge for parents and schools. The University of Sydney covers airfares, food, and accommodation.