Miss Mollie Jackson

Aboriginal Support Officer - UNE Business School

Biography

My name is Mollie Jackson and I am a proud Wiradjuri woman. Originally from Forbes, in 2015 I packed up my life and moved 7 hours away to Armidale. Here I began my double degree of a Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor of Law at the University of New England (UNE). I have just completed the third year of my degree with two years remaining. I would not be where I am today if it was not for the assistance of the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at UNE. Oorala has provided me with extensive support throughout my degree whether it be emotional, financial or academic support. It was through Oorala that I became aware of the Aboriginal Housing Office Scholarship and became a successful recipient of this grant. This grant has allowed me to continue focusing on my studies without enormous financial stress. After completing my degree, I hope to undertake my practical legal training and be admitted into the Supreme court of New South Wales to practice as a solicitor.

I have recently been employed as the Aboriginal support officer for Business and Law at UNE. I feel as an Aboriginal law student I can really help fellow students with enrolling, tuition, scholarships and any other areas students may need assistance. The previous Aboriginal support officer provided me with extensive support and I look forward to being able to do this for other students. I am also extremely eager to be able to assist increasing the numbers of Aboriginal students at UNW and specifically in the business and law faculty.