We empower students to be independent, critical and analytical thinkers, and assist them to plan, set and achieve their goals.

At JCU, students have access to a wealth of professional development opportunities, mentor and peer-support programs, and learning support, as well as free learning, reading, writing and maths study sessions.

Students can also take advantage of our dedicated meeting spaces and computer labs to commune and provide and receive peer support.

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Discover pathways and options for enrolling in a course at JCU

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Current Students

JCU students have free access to academic, personal and financial support services and advice

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JCU Inaugural Indigenous Student Awards Night


We give voice to Indigenous students, their families and communities, and celebrate our collective achievements

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We engage in and support innovative research that benefits Indigenous communities

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Teaching and Learning

Our students gain knowledge and understanding of the importance of culture to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and other Indigenous peoples living in the Tropics

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Our Staff

Meet our dynamic team of academic and teaching staff, professional staff, academic support advisors, student support officers and researchers

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We pay our respects to our ancestors and Elders past, present and future

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which our campuses are located and where we conduct our business.

JCU is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to JCU and society.

How doctors can help close the gap

First year Medicine student Joanne Kaczmarek talks about how doctors can help close the gap in Indigenous health

Hear from graduates and current students

Sarah Douglass

Sarah Douglass

Sarah graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Earth Science) and a Bachelor of Arts (Political and International Relations) degree

"I was first in my family to go to university and this was one of my biggest challenges. I didn’t have anyone to ask what university was like, and I had a massive fear of the unknown. But with the encouragement of my friends and family, and the JCU student support team, studying at JCU became one of the most exciting and empowering experiences of my life.

I highly recommend studying a double degree. It gives you the opportunity to study a more diverse range of subjects and can expose you to often segregated world views; for me it brought together the political and the scientific realms. Growing up in Far North Queensland, I developed a passion for the environment and felt a sense of urgency about the environmental crises we are facing worldwide. I had to do something."

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Tracey Hough

Tracey Hough

Tracey is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Anthropology

"I am a Gungalidda (Burketown area) woman on my father's side and Mithaka (Windorah area) on my mother's side. I grew up and went to school in Mount Isa. I regarded myself as an average student and never thought I would attend university.

Learning has been the highlight of university. I have enjoyed all of my subjects, especially the core Bachelor of Arts subjects, which were fascinating. I like the friendly, helpful atmosphere of the Centre. They provide good student support services.

There is so much to marvel at, knowledge is a powerful tool. I always like to say to people, 'Take a chance on yourself, you are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul'."

Find out more about the JCU Bachelor of Arts Degree