Australia’s first Bush University (since 2018)
The Wuyagiba Study Hub is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training’s Regional Study Hub program. The Bush Uni was co-created by Emilie Ens, Elders and communities of south east Arnhem Land and Macquarie Uni’s Walanga Muru (Indigenous Engagement Unit). The Bush Uni has been cited as a local solution to Closing the Gap in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Australian “Closing the Gap” Reports. See our website here: https://www.wuyagibastudyhub.org/
This project has so far provided a pathway to Macquarie University for over 20 local Aboriginal students from Arnhem Land.
Ngukurr Yangbala Project (funded by The Nature Conservancy, 2016-2018)
To support young Aboriginal people of south east Arnhem Land, especially women, gain experience and skills in conservation of natural and cultural resources. Over three years this project supported 53 young people in employment roles across a range of conservation and cultural projects,
Led by Mrs Cherry Wulumirr Daniels OAM (now deceased, pictured left) and Dr Emilie Ens. This project directly led to establishment of the Wuyagiba Bush Uni.
See the Yangbala YouTube Channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNVTrr40DTDZeZhYOxojsLg