The Oorala Aboriginal Centre hosts events during the year for students and the community including seminars, workshops, morning teas and celebrations.

Prof. Michelle Trudgett2020 Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture

Monday 26 October at 6pm - ZOOM Webinar

Prof. Michelle Trudgett presents
Cementing Indigenous leadership in higher education.

The higher education sector has existed in Australia for 170 years, yet Indigenous Australians have participated for only half a century. This lecture will commence by providing an insight into the history of Indigenous participation in the sector, highlighting some of the contributions Indigenous people have made in the last fifty years.  More information


Stories in the Media

12 December 2019 - A passion for learning at the heart of first-in-family’s success: Kamilaroi man James Dries took the plunge and enrolled in his first degree, a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, at the University of New England. “.. once I learned how study and university processes worked, I realised I had a knack for learning. I graduated with a distinction.”

A Passion for Learning

20 May 2019 - An influx of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students visit UNE: Together UNE, Oorala and AIME support our kids to be proud of who they are and to explore every opportunity presented to them such as these unique UNE Indigenous learning experiences.

Indigenous learning experiences

Oorala Community Partners

Are you interested in becoming an Oorala community partner?

Here at Oorala we aim to engage and connect with members of the local Aboriginal community on a number of our programs, events and projects. To support this, we have established the Oorala Community Partners register. If you have a skill or experience that you would like to share with future and current students of UNE, please complete our Oorala Community Partners online expression of interest form.

Join our community

Oorala holds a number of community engagement events throughout the year. If you, or your organisation, would like to be included on our invitation lists for upcoming events please contact us.