Lincoln yartangka yuwanthi - Lincoln is situated on Kaurna land
Lincoln provides equity of access for Indigenous students and offers Indigenous residents a custom designed support program including:
• Indigenous Advisor
• Academic support
• Career development
• Scholarships and financial assistance
• Cultural space
The role of the Indigenous Advisor on the student leadership team is to provide support and help deliver programs for Indigenous students. Equipped with training in leadership, community building, mental and physical first aid and conflict resolution, the Indigenous Advisor is focused on the wellbeing of our Indigenous residents.
“This role is a really important step in making college a more culturally safe space for Indigenous students who want to come to Lincoln. My favourite part of the role is being able to connect with the Indigenous students and be there for them when they need it. It has also been a really inspirational time for me as an Indigenous graphic designer and has helped me recognise the type of work I want to create after I finish university". Mai-Sie Crawford, Lincoln Indigenous Advisor.
The Academic Team provides peer support, mentoring and in-house tutorials. From course specific tutorials to broader session on career development, navigating the university system, and exam preparation, the Academic Team is here to help our residents succeed at university.
Lincoln provides access to mentoring, internship and panel sessions. The Indigenous panel session provides residents an opportunity to network and gain professional advice from local Indigenous professionals from a range of career backgrounds and stages of life.
Scholarships and financial assistance
All fees are paid for by Abstudy under the Residential Cost Option, for approved residents.
Lincoln also offers a living allowance to all Indigenous residents who are not receiving other forms of financial support, to be used for day to day study and living expenses.
Lincoln hosts guest speakers throughout the year to speak about Indigenous issues as well as foster strong relationships with the broader community. Lincoln has close links with the University Indigenous support programs, including The University of Adelaide’s Wirltu Yarlu and UniSA’s Wirringka.
In 2016, the residents of Lincoln collaborated with Aboriginal artist Nish Cash (of Jingili and Mudburra heritage) from Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute to create an art project designed to promote inclusiveness and solidify the Indigenous presence at Lincoln. This stunning mural is now part of our BBQ area on the ground floor of Hambly Building.