The staff in Yunggorendi Student Engagement (YSE) would like to extend a warm welcome to all new students and to those who are returning to study in 2019 welcome back.  We wish you all a successful year and to support you in achieving thisYunggorendi has a range of services available which are easy to access and we encourage you to do so.


Indigenous Student Lounge

The Indigenous Student Lounge is now located on level 3.  This space has been refurbished to include study spaces, computer suite, kitchen with food pantry and relaxation area.  Yunggorendi support staff have also moved to level 3 so they are readily available to provide support and assistance.  Come and visit and once you do, we are sure you will want to stay. 

Swipe card access is required which you can organise through Ellen at Reception (level 2).


Yunggorendi Student Hub

On enrolment all Indigenous students will be provided with access to the Yunggorendi Student Hub portal, through FLO.  We encourage you to access the site regularly as it is updated weekly with events, news and information to support you in your studies.


Need some one-on-one support?  The Indigenous student support officers (ISSOs) Alisha, Asami and Isaiah, are available to work directly with you to provide individual support throughout your degree.  Support can range from pre-enrolment advice, academic advocacy, pastoral support, housing and finance.  Each support officer works directly with students from specific Colleges and disciplines so we encourage you to get to know your support person as they can be a valuable resource.  

Yunggorendi also employs a counsellor, Heath, who is available for ongoing consulations three days per week. 

Staff profiles are available on the Yunggorendi Student Hub. 

Academic skill development

Need some help with your study skills, academic literacy or topic knowledge?  If so, there are three options available:

a)  Our Study Skills Adviser, Lauren, is available three days a week to provide students with academic numeracy and literacy support.  Students are encouraged to make an appointment. 

b)  Individual or group tutoring specific to topic content is available to all Indigenous students.  The Yunggorendi Tutorial Program (YTP) connects you with a tutor who has expertise in the topic that you are studying.  Tutors support students to develop their understanding and critical engagement in the curriculum. 

Not sure if you need a tutor?  We encourage you to come in and have a chat with your ISSO or with Michelle, the program Coordinator, to discuss your needs. 

After all, the program is free so what have you go to lose?

c)  Yunggorendi Tutorial Program FLO site for study related resources.

Need help with finances?

There are many options available to Indigenous students including:

  • accommodation scholarships
  • education scholarships
  • cadetships and internships
  • emergency funding
  • and more. 

We can also help you navigate the Centrelink process.

Come in and chat with your ISSO and we will help you find something that meets your needs.

Further information:

Scholarships; Abstudy; General information

Student Testimonials

I knew I wanted to come to university when I was in high school, but I wasn't sure if I would be able to achieve it.  When I found out abut the pathways available through Yunggorendi I finally decided to apply to Flinders University.  I have always had a passion for electronics, design and understanding how things work, so a career in Engineering was an obvious choice for me.  It has allowed me to increase my knowledge and skills in these areas.  It has also helped me improve my self-confidence.

Kieran Carter, Bachelor of Engineering

The staff at Yunggorendi and Flinders helped me into my course and guided me through knowing I could do it.  Don't ever be afraid to ask for help!  Don't leave it too late, but know you can do it any any time.  My advice to Indigenous students at uni is:  access Yunggorendi and use their services!  it would be so much harder if i didn't have them.

Nicole Orr, Bachelor of Arts (Drama, Screen and Media),

Master of Teaching