The team here at WIC are passionate and proud.
They serve their purpose to every Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal student through their educational journey as they walk with them each step of the way.
As a student at the University of Wollongong, I have seen the progress that WIC has made to not only their success in mentoring students, but having the resources there for students to get the most out of their learning and time at the University. They provide us with countless opportunities, such as internships, tutoring, career mentoring, support and much more.
WIC provides programs, services and facilities that assist each student throughout their studies at University. WIC also inspires students to embrace and be proud of their culture, they provide them with the most opportunity and professional development so they can take it with them outside of University.
WIC has fostered me with many opportunities to help me through Uni, they have given me the resources to further my knowledge and curiosity in Indigenous studies as well as helping me out in my journalism degree. This really shows that they care about each and every student's overall wellbeing and success in their studies.
Some of the events and community programs done here at WIC include: ‘The Welcome to WIC’ event for new students to be welcomed into University, as well as current students welcomed back to their studies. WIC also holds the annual ‘Close The Gap' event to help educate individuals about the ongoing disadvantages that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders face each day, and to also promote change in the community by tackling those disadvantages.
WIC holds the ‘Indigenous student success awards night’ each year to showcase the success of all the Indigenous students at WIC and the promotion of coming together to share everyone's great achievements. These are just some of the many events and gatherings held at WIC that help bring their community together and keep their mission alive.