Pathways to Postgraduate Study
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
Enhancing the Transition
to Research Higher Degrees

Welcome to Pathways to Postgraduate Study

This website is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and university staff to assist in facilitating and supporting the transition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from undergraduate to postgraduate research.

Here you will find resources on enhancing pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students into Research Higher Degree for both students and universities. Success stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Higher Degree graduates from across the disciplines are featured.

Undertaken in collaboration with an Indigenous Advisory Group, this website is an outcome from Dr Katelyn Barney’s National Teaching Fellowship titled Pathways to Postgraduate Study for Indigenous Australian Students: Enhancing the Transition to Research Higher Degrees.

Success Stories

Read success stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Higher Degree graduates from across the disciplines on their pathway to a Research Higher Degree, their experiences undertaking a Research Higher Degree, support mechanisms that contributed to them completing their Research Higher Degree, and advice for current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students contemplating a Research Higher Degree.

Yvette Roe

Senior Research Fellow, Midwifery Research Unit, Mater Research

Roianne West

Director, First Peoples Health Unit, Griffith University

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Resources

Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students include information about types of Research Higher Degrees, the benefits of undertaking a Research Higher Degree, scholarship information, Research Higher Degree programs across Australia, undergraduate research opportunities, and career pathways from Research Higher Degrees. Resources for universities include suggested strategies for individual staff, Indigenous Units/Centre, Facilities/Schools, and Graduate Schools to increase the number of Indigenous Australian students transitioning from undergraduate study to Research Higher Degrees.

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Benefits

There are many benefits of undertaking a Research Higher Degree. Read about just some of these benefits that have been identified by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates from Research Higher Degrees across Australia.

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Research Programs

There are many Research Higher Degree programs at universities across Australia. Please contact the universities directly for more information about the programs.

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Fellowship

This National Teaching Fellowship has focused on exploring how universities can build pathways for undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to consider Research Higher Degree as an option.

Fellowship

The fellowship was undertaken between 2014-2016 and focused on exploring how universities can build pathways for undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to consider Research Higher Degrees. It also…
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