Indigenous students

Acknowledgement of Country

The Monash Parkville Community acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our campus stands upon, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations.

We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay our deepest respects to Elders, past, present and our future leaders. We acknowledge that Australia’s Indigenous peoples were this country’s first pharmacists and scientists, and we thank their connection to country and their knowledge which continues to shape our profession today.

Always Was, Always Will Be.

 

Information for Indigenous students

Monash University and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPS) are continuously aiming to learn from our First Nations peoples. We have intentionally designed aspects of our pharmacy program to educate our student body.  We ensure that all members of the PPS community are exposed to a minimum standard of content that incorporates historical and contemporary issues drawing on Indigenous perspectives in curriculum and learning environments.

Throughout the entirety of your degree, you will have access to a range of opportunities exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, safe practice and care, and develop a deep understanding of how you can truly give back to your community as a health professional in the pharmaceutical industry.

If you’re an Indigenous student who wishes to pursue pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences at Monash, there is support to help you succeed. Fee waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis, and you may be eligible for a profession or Monash scholarship, to assist with covering your living expenses.

Further, Parkville is a relatively small campus and a very strong community. You’ll know your teachers by name, and make fast friends through small-group learning. Once you commence, you’ll be designated a peer mentor, another student just slightly in front of you in your course. They’ll guide you through the first semester, giving you tips for study, and encouraging you to get involved in student life, which is an important indicator of success in your studies. To learn more about the Parkville student experience, visit this webpage.

To be eligible for our programs, an interest in chemistry and maths is required. But even if you’re unsure if you’ll meet the published study scores and prerequisites at the end of high school, we encourage you to get in touch with us to discuss your study options.

You can contact Allira Jones, Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator, using the details below.

Allira Jones
Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator
M: 0429 621 291
E: allira.jones@monash.edu

The William Cooper Institute is a hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research, learning and engagement, and promotes Indigenous leadership and advancement across Monash University. Visit their website to discover how they help Indigenous students to engage with, enter and succeed at Monash and beyond, read about Monash’s Indigenous Research Action Plan and more.

The William Cooper Institute

The William Cooper Institute is a hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research, learning and engagement, and promotes Indigenous leadership and advancement across Monash University. Visit their website to discover how they help Indigenous students to engage with, enter and succeed at Monash and beyond, read about Monash’s Indigenous Research Action Plan and more.

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