Indigenous Student Services

Our Indigenous Student Services team are here to help you succeed in your studies and progress through your degree with both academic and pastoral advisors.

The Indigenous Student Support Advisors provide mentoring, encouragement and a safe environment, and can help you source further information such as:

  • Accommodation Options
  • Managing finances, including contacting Centrelink
  • Applying for scholarships
  • Working through stress and anxiety
  • Maintaining personal health and wellbeing
  • Accessing services on campus, and
  • Staying focused on your passion and direction.

The Indigenous Academic Support Advisors have an in-depth understanding of the challenges students usually face during their higher education studies, especially students from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. They will also help with:

  • Academic coaching, such as tutoring
  • Helping you develop strategies to identify areas of improvement in your studies
  • Staying on track with your studies
  • Supporting you to create an effective study plan, and
  • Suggesting alternative ways to improve your academic progress.

The Indigenous Student Services team are available for all our students, whether you are studying in Cairns or Townsville, at a regional study centre, or as an off-campus (external) student.

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Virginia McHugh

Head, Indigenous Student Services

virginia.mchugh@jcu.edu.au

Phone:

(07) 4781 5007

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Helen Jusseaume

Manager, Indigenous Student Support Programs, Townsville

helen.jusseaume@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4781 5366

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Leah Hammett

Manager, Indigenous Student Support Programs, Cairns

leah.hammett@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4232 1030

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Kirby Brennan

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4781 5875

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Deann Grant

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Cairns

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4232 1122

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Louise Doolan

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4781 5871

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Clair Ryder

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4871 5313

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Juanita Sellwood

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Cairns

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4232 1482

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Marnie Campbell

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Cairns

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4232 1217

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Karen Ives

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4781 3804

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Eddie Savage

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4781 4645

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Lyn Munns

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4781 5829

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Melissa Mallie

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Cairns

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4232 1469

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Janine Hourn

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 478 15594

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Graeme Bonato

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4781 6462