Kruki Indigenous Summer School

An opportunity for prospective Aboriginal students to experience life as a medical student

Summer school dates: Monday, 28 October – Friday 1 November 2019

Kruki (pronounced Croc-i) is the Anaiwan word for medicine man.


The Kruki Indigenous Summer School has been created to give prospective Aboriginal students an insight into studying medicine in Armidale through the Joint Medical Program (JMP).

The JMP is delivered at the University of New England and the University of Newcastle, and supported by the Central Coast Local Health District and the Hunter New England Area Health Service.

Throughout the Kruki Summer School, various activities and workshops provide participants with “a week in the life of a year 1 medical student”. Our aim is to build confidence, motivation and demystify the study of medicine for Aboriginal students.

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Applications close Monday, 30 September 2019

Who should attend Kruki

Kruki Indigenous Summer School is aimed at students from years 9-12 who have an interest in studying medicine or health.

Students are required to have an accompanying parent or guardian with them during Kruki Indigenous Summer School.

When will Kruki be run?

Kruki Indigenous Summer School will take place between Monday, 28th October and Friday 1st November 2019.

Where will Kruki be held?

Kruki Indigenous Summer School will be held at the University of New England in Armidale NSW.

Accommodation will be provided for students and accompanying Parents/Guardians by UNE. These rooms are situated on campus in Mary White College.

How much will Kruki cost?

There is no cost for students or accompanying Parents/ Guardians to attend Kruki Indigenous Summer School (costs provided include accommodation, meals and transport).

What to do next?

Both applicants and parents (or guardians) will need to sign the application form.

Download Application Form

Email your completed application form to: and

Contact details

Lisa Shipley: Phone 02 6773 5877 or 0487 701 244; Email

Kua Swan: 02 6773 2122 or 0487 701 244; Email

The Kruki Summer School is funded through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program, Department of Education and Training.
The University of New England respects and acknowledges that its people, programs and facilities are built on land, and surrounded by a sense of belonging, both ancient and contemporary, of the world’s oldest living culture. In doing so, UNE values and respects Indigenous knowledge systems as a vital part of the knowledge capital of Australia.
University of New England CRICOS Provider Number 00003G.